Last week my mother gave me a woman's magazine that she had read at the home where she lives. It had organization tips and recipes she thought I would enjoy. I hadn't looked at it until two days ago, after she asked me if I had read it yet. So I thought I had better read it so I could tell her I had.
She had slipped an Awake magazine inside it. It was the one on Obesity. Okay I need to lose weight and I am! I've been doing Weight Watchers for 3 weeks and have lost 10 pounds. Yay!
Anyway, I read the articles, the first Awake articles that I've read in several years, and was struck by its simplicity. It was actually about on an 8th grade level and half the pages were pictures. There was nothing there that I haven't known for most of my adult life. Yet, it is supposed to be something that would really help if you needed to lose weight. Very, very basic stuff. I learn much more watching the news and Oprah.
If this is the quality of the work they are turning out, it's no wonder the magazine is going to once a month publication.