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.
In honor of His Holiness John Paul II, a poem by another Polish Catholic who left an indelible mark during his time on earth as well. The Pope who many may have forgotten forgave and prayed with the man who attempted to assassinate him, truly living the words "Forgive them Father for they know not what they do." Milosz was born in 1911 and John Paul II in 1920 and as contemporaries whose works and lives were influenced by WW2, the genocide inflicted by Nazi Germany and the destruction of Poland and yet they maintained an undying faith in the Lord and in Humanity. Men who touched people through writings, meditations and actions and lived lives worth emulating.