We Hear You! Letters from Our February 2013 Issue

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I had to respond to the Katie Couric article in the February 2013 issue of More magazine.
I am not typically interested in Katie whether it is in the news or in her current role as a talk show host but I read the article anyway. She "had me" up until the story about Ms. Couric trying to abolish the father- daughter dance tradition at her daughter Ellie's grade school. Earlier in the article she described herself as being a "very empathetic and caring person." I find that rather hypocritical as she apparently wants to take away that memory for all the little girls at that grade school. That does not show empathy or care in my opinion.
Couldn't Ms. Couric have found a brother, uncle, or close male friend to step in to that male figure role for one night so her daughter didn't feel so left out? With that thinking, why don't we cancel Father's Day because after all many people no longer have their fathers. I think it is ludicrous for Ms. Couric to try to control her daughter's life in such a manner because the reality is there will be many moments in both of their lives that will remind them of their sad loss. Her daughter will need to find a way to cope with those times in a positive way.
I wish them both well. I also wish all little girls to enjoy their fathers where and when they can so they will have a lifetime of memories.
--Nadine M. Compisi

Oh the pain of letting go with love!

My own daughter never went away to boarding school and so her launch into university life was tumultuous at best for all of us. Raised by working class parents, she has launched herself into the scariest dream for us. My husband and I have always had our feet planted firmly on the ground, yet here our own daughter pursues a dream so big, so outside of our own experience we find ourselves terrified cheerleaders. Worry not, Lesley (her love of Anne Boleyn and the other wives of Henry VIII mean she would love your name) your girl will do as ours is doing...finding her own way and missing her Mamma all at the same time. When ours makes it into a young artist program and eventually applies to Juilliard, maybe we can exhale. Maybe you too, will find that you have done your job well and it is truly is all up to her now. All the best.
--Kimberly Blair

Please, More. There is nothing candid or coy about Kathie Couric.  She marches to the sound of money -- she works for the highest bidder.  She ruined the Olympics in Italy, we had to endure that nasal voice through network news, and now she's clouding up daytime television.  Only good thing is she's running out of time slots and networks.  Good thing cable is here -- she can sell shapewear at 4 am.
--N. Kay Noffsinger

Please unsubscribe me and refund my subscription.  Your article "Sister Pact" with carefully written suicide instructions was so far from appropriate I no longer wish to have anything to do with this magazine.  That combined with the unbearable bully, Katie Couric, being your idea of a cover girl is just too much.
--Rebecca Page

Hi...I've been an avid reader and now subscribe (also gifted my daughter-in-law who likes MORE very much).  I devour every page of each issue but I wish...I wish:

I'm an 82 year old who doesn't feel or look it and I'd relish seeing some references to 'older women'...40 or 50 year olds are not what I'd call older women.  We ladies do have a life, you know?  Or do you think we're dried up w/one foot in the grave?

We're able to walk, talk and 'get around'.  As?  My husband and I moved to Qingdao China when we were 72 and worked there for 2-1/2 years.  Lots of older women do that and more...MORE.    

A few hints, tips, etc. would certainly be welcome.

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Suzanne Gay03.23.2013

I am a bit behind in my reading and only recently read the February edition. I was very disappointed and surprised by the article "If great poets had sexted..." I felt it was way out of line for More magazine and would be more fitting for Cosmo. Please reconsider this type of article before it makes the cut in a future More.

Crol 03.17.2013

I was informed that I had won a daily prize. That is great news! However, the notification didn't specify what type of gift card it is. Could you please enlighten me? My granddaughter is so excited about all of this. My address is carolmaloney33@yahoo.com. This may not be the correct forum for this but Iwas not given a contact address. Thank you.(And by the way, I do love the magazine!)

I'm very saddened by the "If great poets had sexted..." article by Linda Yellin. I'm a poet of over 40 years and have a great love of reading and poetry. I thought the Sext comments were vulgar and disheartening. I am so disappointed to read this in More Magazine. I read this mag because it is appropriate for over 40 women, who are classier and more elegant than this type of junk. Please reconsider printing crap in the future.

Ginger Thew03.10.2013

RE: Jane Shepard's response to Roe v Wade
To your commenter Jane Shepard, First of all, thank you very much for your concern for the doctor & his staff's well being after his name was in print as an abortion doctor. Unfortunately Dr. George Tiller was gunned down in his church on May 31, 2009 by an extreamist anti-choice. While I apprecieate your concern of using his name for fear of extreamists, it is the same reason I fear putting my name out there. After long discussion with my family, I chose to let my full name be known. I am in a small town. I sit in a pew every weekend. I shop the same stores. I am your neighbor. I can't be "annonymous".
Thank you for your concern ~
Ginger Thew

CoryM 02.21.2013

As I am currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer, I found the article about targeted cancer treatments very interesting. While they won't help me, any step forward is good. The next step needs to be a diagnostic test for ovarian cancer. Currently, there aren't any, a situation that is unbelievable in 2013. I was one of the lucky ones, mine was discovered along with uterine cancer both at stage 2, so my prospects for recovery are excellent.


Please sign the last comment "Anonymous" or "Name Withheld", for my grandmother's protection. Thank you!


RE: Roe V Wade 40 year anniversary article.
My 91-year-old grandmother was raped in 1936 when she was 14. For 77 years she has not been able to speak about the abuse without clamming up and/or bursting into tears as she leaves the room.
She delivered a beautiful baby girl (my mother) and her immigrant parents (my great-grandparents) from Italy raised her with love and commitment. It's unimaginable to me what would have happened to the four ensuing generations if my teen-aged grandmother had "chosen" to abort.
Forty years since Roe V Wade and 50+ million little ones later it's still and always will be a hot-button for most Americans. By the way, I think it's interesting to note (and should have been included in the article) that Norma McCorvey, now a staunch Pro-Life advocate, has dedicated her life to seeing that Roe is overturned. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/22/woman-behind-roe-v-wade-im-dedicating...


My name is Nicole and I am the Customer Service Manager for Dahn Yoga. I would like to thank Ms. MacKenzie for her objectivity and not following the popularity of hearsay. We understand and accept that past litigation involves claims that would make interesting reading and generate considerable media coverage. However, none of claims have held up in court. As did I many, many years ago, I am impressed that she simply tried our class and drew from her own experience. Also, as a previous manager of a fitness club and a participant in many programs, I have finally reached a peaceful conclusion that a mix of activities, with Dahn Yoga as the foundation, keeps me in the best possible healthy condition. I do not look or feel my age of 52. I am very happy I did not follow what was written about Dahn so very many years ago. I will be following your magazine henceforth. Again, thank you.

Lada 02.03.2013

re your "Asia Major" feature on pages 80-87: what were you thinking?! The platform "shoes", esp. on p. 82-3 are ridiculous, stupid, and dangerous. They're pretty to keep on display, but would a sane, intelligent woman actually first of all buy them, at those prices, then wear them?! C'mon. We're smarter than that.

Today is my first time reading through your site and I really so far have enjoyed it very much. I'm older 66 still working full time, and I was looking to find something that is interesting to me. Although my birth certificate says I'm 66 my brian still thinks I 56, thus just looking at your content, it's going to be fun and informative. I wrote my first article already, and now I'm ready to read and comment on some great looking stories. Dorothy


Regarding Roe v. Wade: I don't believe that ANY child is unwanted, even the special needs children. That could be confirmed by every adoption agency in the county with long waiting lists of parents who want these children. I think it is tragic to tell a woman that her child has no place in this world. Every life cut short by abortion for the convenience of another is a terrible waste. - Debbie in Florida

Michelle 01.27.2013

I read your article on Dahn yoga & was enthusiastic. I even ordered the DVD! Then I did some research online. The "creator" & his chain of studios have been the subject of multiple lawsuits (including sexual abuse of emotionally vulnerable young women) across the nation. They have been likened to a cult & are definitely high pressure sales people. Practitioners of all walks of traditional yoga call it a farce. If you had done fifteen minutes of research, you would never have included this in your magazine. I'm disappointed.


I am extremely concerned that the author of "Boredom Busing Workouts" did not do sufficient research on Dahn Yoga before recommending it to readers. Dahn is extremely controversial and has been implicated in cult actives and settled several lawsuits out of court for abuses to its followers, including a wrongful death suit. There are documentaries and numerous articles and exposes about this yoga practice that requires immense time and monetary commitments from its followers. Please, please please do more research!!!

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