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.
Maggie's Farm will have the honor of publishing a weekly Tuesday feature from a guest author, our dear pal Nathan, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst professor, co-author of Lives Across Time, the son of an Auschwitz survivor, who moved from San Francisco to Israel two months ago and who is undergoing "aliyah," the long path to becoming an Israeli citizen. He can write and he can observe detail, so it makes for a good and true tale. As Editor Dog in Chief, my only challenge is to teach him brevity, which is the soul of wit, as I believe Donald Duck famously said. At the same time, I must understand that many stories come from such adventures, and all stories must be told.