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.
Yes, I knew about Deep Springs, somebody who had a connection, possibly an alum, nominated me as a high schooler, and they were pretty persistent in pursuit. My very down to earth family said no way, but it was intriguing, I'm sure life would have taken a very different track had I gone there.
My favorite cookbook is "The Commonsense Kitchen" by Tom Hudgens. He used to cook at Deep Springs and that's where I heard about it. I support the idea of guys from rich lifestyles doing a bit of physical labor. Wish it was required more often.
Back in the 70s, a cousin was recruited to a small exclusive college that was also a working ranch. There were only 20-30 students enrolled. The brochure also went on to show how successful the alumni turned out.
I thought the institution was located in Colorado. Perhaps it was this one?
no football? no booze? no chicks? the place is depraved.
Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
I, too, was recruited by DSC in the early 80s. It was intriguing, but not really the fit I was seeking. Still, I've always been interested in schools like DSC, St. John's, and other alternative models of higher ed. I wish them well.