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.
74 mph breezes. Hurricane season is already upon us, and lovers of strong weather get excited by watching tropical breezes from the African coast evolve into monster storms. It's not that storm lovers want to see people hurt, but that they find the power of nature both exhilarating and humbling. It is like feeling the hand of God. We follow the tropical patterns on the NOAA hurricane site, which provides transcriptions of the survelliance reports from NOAA's G-lV and P-3 aircraft. What a great job those pilots have. Very cool. Stormtrack is a storm enthusiast who was clearly disappointed by Arlene's half-hearted performance.