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.
Villa Balze, in Fiesole, last fall. It's Georgetown's Italian campus. The hills of Fiesole overlook Florence. We have concluded that staying in Fiesole, rather than downtown Firenze, is a good idea. Just hop on the bus with the nuns and the schoolkids for a 20 minute ride to town. And, yes, I am proud of this photo.