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 used to live at a place, owned by an old timer on the Columbia River. He talked about them hauling in sturgeon, when he was a boy. He said he saw one so big they used a team of miles to pull it in. That is one good thing the dams have done. The sturgeon popular has flourished.