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.
A couple of interesting links. First, Dr. Helen asks "Is therapy the new 21st Century punishment?" It's a refreshing perspective. I cannot tell you how many badly-behaved and obnoxious kids are sent to therapists these days, partly because parents cannot give them a whuppin' anymore or they could end up in jail. The moral the kids learn, of course, is that there are no hard consequences for behavior.