I am holding off on extending getting More. I want to see if you are going to grow or if you are attracting all the women you want. It need not be an all or nothing. Heck, pay me and am able to whip off a great article on the best facial cleanser and what stunk!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my diatribe!
--Alisa Marit Olson, Sheboygan
I have been a MORE reader for many years. I also subscribe to other magazines such as Allure. Ironically, the typeset of my MORE magazine (target audience of over 40) is the tiniest and most challenging to read! Even with my reading glasses, I have trouble….especially when I am reading it from my elliptical magazine holder. Please consider enlarging the size of your print! Thank you.
--Stephanie Kin, York, PA
I would like to see someone put out a magazine for women 60+. When I was in my 40’s and 50’s dressing was pretty easy but now I find it difficult to shop for what is appropriate. I definitely do not want to dress like my grandmother and yet I feel that I am too old to wear things that are in magazines for younger people. Being a baby boomer I am sure there are many more women that feel as I do. We would like to fit in without looking ridiculous. Jeans are a mainstay but sometimes it would be nice to wear something a little more fashionable. Thank you for listening!
Please convey my admiration and gratitude to everyone who puts effort toward publishing uplifting articles on reinvention of self.
Articles about reinvention and survival at midlife have been my lifeline in the last year. It seemed I should die from the emotional trauma of the custody mess with my daughter while being tortured by bully boss and Hurricane Ike damaging my home while my gallbladder twisted my gut in pain. In the midst of incredible Texas corruption at every level I found I was not alone and started to fight bad laws, corruption, bullying when I was not curled up sobbing with dogs and cats offering comfort and my 19-year-old Aspie son pacing his anxiety out.
Like Ann Hood, I wanted to run. Unlike Ann I have no financial means to run and still care for the dogs, cats, goats that mean home to my son. I disappeared into writing more than the occasional poem, editing and rewriting: distilling words and pain simultaneously. My family, my home, I was broken, wanted to run.
I did the only logical thing a broken soul can do; I bought an old house in very bad condition in another state without support, moved to it in the middle of winter without having job. Living with no running hot water, only hot plate and dorm fridge in ongoing work zone in abject desolation I survived, the grief persisting.
Still without a job, perhaps due to age, perhaps the visible pain, perhaps because I want to change specialties if not whole fields without supporting degrees I am left to explore life.
I have come to embrace sadness not as occasional but a constant, dove releases show that grief for the entire world. The old homes slated for demolition stand in spite of neglect, showing glimpses of what they once were, camera freezes time.(third photo) Injustice whether by corruption or bad laws is not popular cause to fight for attorneys taking money but abandoning the fight, I will educate myself and fight remembering the only failure is giving up. Fear of speaking up, of being laughed at finds remedy in seeking to do standup comedy. With voice shaking, mind reeling I survived the first set.
I was not prepared, never expected this to be my life. I do appreciate the accounts of others who survive, grow and make a difference in spite. I hope someday to be able to write from a vantage point of success.
--Cheryl Carlson, Danville, IL
In Lisa Bennet's article about genetically modified foods (aka GMOs, GM or GE) the author seems puzzled about why the American public has not been as outraged as Europeans and Asians about genetically modified crops. Perhaps part of the reason is that articles such as this one soft peddle the dangers of these crops, and get buried in the back of the magazine without any reference on the cover to the topic. The popular media in general fails to bring attention to this critical subject in any meaningful way.