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.
I'm in Heidelberg for Christmas, visiting my daughter who is in grad school here. I'm staying in Old Town, and as I was out getting some breakfast pastries this Christmas morn, the sound of congragrations signing came from all the many ancent churches here.
The spirit of Christianity is still strong here, in a town twice razed for having the wrong religon during the 30 years war.