I started Middle Aged Woman Talking in 2010. The layout for facebook was different then, it looked more like a newspaper, and I would very carefully post the articles to flow one into the other. I loved it, I loved disseminating information that I thought was incredibly important. Daily I would check Common Dreams, Truth-Out, Truth-Dig, Think Progress, Grist, Eco-Watch, NPR, Bill Moyers, Huff-Po, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, The New Yorker, Atlantic Wire, Jacobin, Talking Points Memo, The Hill, the now defunct Firedoglake, and Raw Story. I'd also check the NY Times, Washington Post, Ms. the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and Smithsonian Magazine. If there was a story that happened in a small town, I'd find out the name of the town and go look up the local newspaper. I strived for accuracy in everything I posted. The few mistakes I made were quickly pointed out by my readers and I corrected them. There's so much misinformation on facebook and I wanted MAWT to be a page you could count on.
My definition of an intelligent reader is a person who relishes nuanced conversation and is capable of holding more than three opposing thoughts at any given time. I have been blessed with intelligent readers; readers who live conscious, examined lives and see the clear the connection between the present and the past. It has been an honor to serve you; it has been an honor to keep this page.
I pretty much quit writing politics during the election because it had just gotten too vicious, and life and living is entirely too short. I do intend to continue posting articles that I believe are of benefit.
Live loud, love fierce, and suffer no fools. Katherine Manaan MAWT