Things from the Desk of the Editor-in-Chief
CADET: THE MAGAZINE
AUGUST IS HERE and that means ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS now begin with VOL IV (OCT 2019). You can still get your hands on a copy of VOL III - check out our BACK ISSUES. There are only a limited number of copies left. GET IT BEFORE ITS GONE
MAD MAGAZINE this weekend I will take part in a workshop with legendary Mad Magazine Illustrator Tom Richmond. Back in 2001, AS A COW AT WEST POINT, I started learning to draw caricatures from Tom’s work. Now I will get a chance to learn FROM HIM in person. I am stoked.
THE DESIGN OF THINGS
THE DESIGN OF APPRECIATION one of the more impressive things over the past year has been AOG’s On This Day effort. The massive research project was headed by JENNIFER MINUS. And I just want to take a moment to show mu appreciation for her effort - Jennifer, a sincere thank you from us. You’ve made a difference. We’ve never felt more connected to the Long Gray Line. These daily reminders of our history, heritage and tradition fuel our curiosity and connection. At the center of it all is a heartfelt human touch.
FOR EVERY HEART IN GRAY
TREE TALES I honestly can’t say that I thought I would ever share a story about a West Point tree but THIS ONE IS TOO GOOD NOT TO SHARE
98FUND learn a little bit about what the 98FUND IS ALL ABOUT
FOR YOUR EYEBALLS
WHAT I AM READING
TO THE COLORS is a book of West Point poetry from USMA 1967 graduates Dennis Coates and Mark Hamilton. This book is actually quite a rare find. I uncovered a copy at the West Point Spouses Gift Shop I had the chance to meet and talk with Mark at our annual Army Football Golf Weekend.
BLEED A WHILE is a crash course on the art of bleeding, getting back up and “fighting some more”. Written by USMA 2015 grad, former Army Football player, and current Director of Player Development for Army Football, Lawrence Scott. Get yours here. I also met and talked with Lawrence at the Army Football Golf Outing.
SHOW YOUR WORK is the second offering from AUSTIN KLEON. The books deals with sharing your work and getting discovered. This weekly digest is the result of said book.
RADIO GA GA
LIZZO + NPR TINY DESK if you have not yet treated yourself to this lovely, wonderful and joyous performance DO IT NOW
FINALLY ON SPOTIFY All the music I’ve mentioned in all past “From the Editor’s Desk is now conveniently located on THIS PLAYLIST
MICHIGAN HONOR VIOLATION I am headed down a rabbit hole that includes a BOB DYLAN RADIO SHOW a University of Michigan Fight Song that has been linked to countless OTHER HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BANDS plus THE BONZO DOG BAND’S DEBUT ALBUM from 1967 and a deep cut DUKE ELLINGTON NUMBER more to come, stay tuned!
West Point 100: CREATORS
DUSTIN SATLOFF continues to impress with his stunning portraits of Army Athletics. Check out a few of his recent images HERE
PODCAST FROM THE WEEK