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.
Many years ago, 1969 I think, I was sitting at a table with a friend playing some cards while we held the front row table for a later show and a couple of other friends. He decided to show me what he could do with the cards. He would shuffle and deal out two poker hands and my hand would be pretty good and his hand was always better. Did it again and again and again. I gave up gambling after that.