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.
We had a tornado yesterday (yes, they do sometimes occur in New England), leaving us without power, internet, phone, etc. at Maggie's HQ.
My chat with the broadband guys working on the wires told me that a tree knocked the primary power line into the cable line and started a fire in the cable. They had to replace a long section of cable.
I had a tornado pass over my apartment when I was in Salt Lake. The glass door to the small balcony was open but not a thing inside was disturbed. The trees across the street were knocked down and up the hill was a total mess. It was a weak tornado, thank G*d, it could have been worse. But I did have a chance to use my axe after all those years and the church people were out with reinforcements and beverages.