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.
Does Cornell still require students to pass the Swimming Test to graduate?
At first I thought it was a joke when it was stated as a graduation requirement during my entry interview at my own "elite" college. The dean marked me as "passed" when I told her I was from Hawaii and I'd been swimming my whole life.