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.
My neighbor is an ornithologist. He can accurately mimic over 200 bird calls. He is a biologist for the U.S. government. His job consists of taking a government 4WD out into the forest and camping out for four nights while studying birds. Winter, Summer, all year this is what he does. I would love to get paid to do what he does.