Great stuff and I’ve been doing everything you’ve said for many years as I know that as we get older, we tend to surround ourselves with like minded people. I love having discussions (not flame wars) with rational people who have opposing views because
a) you may learn something and have your mind changed if you are open to that sort of thing
b) you get to see what is important to other people
c) you get to see what else is going on in the world
Again. Well done and well said. Especially the part about paying for quality journalism.