We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Years ago Johnny D and I took out a 12' Sebago w/ a 25 horse Evinrude heading for the groaner a quarter mile out of Rye Harbor. Straight past the breakwater we hit whitecaps and it looked pert much like the Sebago was going to go all Titanic on us. We headed back to port giving everything we could outta' that old Evinrude, but the breakers were rolling right over the transom. When we tell that story we don't much mention the Eden we were rowing in back at the harbor.