Keep up the great articles!
--Catherine Soderquist, Crestwood, NY
I love your magazine and enjoy reading your, Letter(s) From The Editor. I can relate to the February 2012 as I too have no sense of direction and although I consider myself right handed, I use both hands throughout the day. I am a writer and once interviewed a psychologist who suffered from the same navigation flaws. She mentioned an explanation quite similar to what you wrote about. I recall being relieved at the thought that I wasn’t a complete dope, having to prepare mentally-while getting play- by-play directions from my husband-before my departures. My GPS also alleviated much anxiety.
I am a columnist for a NJ newspaper. I’ve written for NJ Monthly’s, Park Place, Parenting, and Raising Teens magazines, and an on-line magazine, Lake Hopatcong News and Review. I would love an opportunity to write for MORE. I’ve attached a variety of samples of my columns in separate emails. The columns are well received by readers and generate many positive email comments. My topics are humorous and/or may tug at your heart. They are written about life through a woman’s point of view. I’ve been told they have an Erma Bombeck(ish) style which I feel would be very relatable to your readers. I’ve written feature stories for over 10 years for various publications. I enjoy meeting with people and my psychology background proves very beneficial in the interview process
I reside in northern NJ and armed with my GPS, can travel to assignments when needed.
Thank you so much for your time.
Okay, you’ve explained my problem with being navigationally-challenged!! I’m pretty ambidextrous with playing some sports with right or left hand and opening jars with left hand. Like you, I worship my GPS built into my mommy-van and now also get down on my knees and thank the ‘stars’ at Apple for my phone’s phenomenal GPS. Now, I don’t even need to drive my car to know where I am going! I just need my phone in hand. (should I say ‘apple’ in hand?) Anyway, thanks to you – I now realize that I am not alone and there is a good reason (not ADD) for being navigationally-challenged.
Avid reader of MORE Magazine-- PS- loved the article on Michelle ObamaI was an adult, always believing I was abnormal because I didn't know my left from right until one day my father-in-law, a psychologist, put a name on my disorder! Of course, I cannot remember that name, but he assured me it was quite common for us left-handed people, as we live in a right-handed world!
Love the magazine!
I recently read the February issue of More and I loved what you wrote about re-inventing yourself, with regards to directions! I thought I was the only one-I have a GPS and sometimes I make a wrong turn and I am panicked for sure! I am 44 years old, recently divorced and I have one son who is 9. I m getting over my fear of driving to different places-the GPS has helped a lot. I thought wow, if the Editor –in – Chief of More magazine has the same issue from time to time, then I don’t feel too bad and I am in good company.
I also read a previous issue where you said Change is never too little or too late. I thought this was key advice.
Thanks for reading and listening.
--Ms. Erainia ( E-ray-na ) Jones
I will be anxious to see who you will be putting on your next cover. I feel that this was a campaign-for-Obama ploy by having the First Lady on the cover. I feel that there should be equal time for the 'other' party(ies). Don't get me wrong, I am a Democrat, but I don't like the idea of having her rammed down my throat.
I am rather surprised by this, and I just had to let you know.
Maybe you have had other first ladies on your cover; before 'my time.' This makes it look like you want four more years of the current administration. This makes it feel as though MORE is going political; and I'm not pleased.
Just my opinion; thank you for reading.
Also, I tried to write on the site; however, it was impossible for me to figure THAT out.