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.
Da*N !! When in my darkest hours I have been so angry at the extreme liberals/communists within the Jewish Community, I have been saved from the dark side by him, by his courage and grace and keen understanding of the human condition. I have missed him greatly this past 10 months, and I will always miss him. I always held a silent little hope that someday he and DH would have a chance to sit and talk--it would have been beautiful!
He's a doctor himself, and knows very well they're not wrong. The cancer responded initially last year, but came back last month in a fast-growing manner. He knows what that means and is looking it squarely in the face. He'll be missed.