Things from the Desk of the Editor-in-Chief
FOR EVERY HEART IN GRAY
LOW MAINTENANCE IS NOT NO MAINTENANCE at the top of this week’s FTED I wanted to take just one minute TO URGE YOU TO REAH OUT TO A FRIEND and ask how they are doing? Ask them if they need any help or maybe they just need to talk. Every so often it’s the strong and tough people in your life that just need to know someone is looking out for them.
A POrTRaIT PROJECT
WOMEN GOING GRAY (AT 40) this coming spring USMA will celebrate 40 years of women graduates. I am preparing to launch a new project to coincide with Founder’s Day 2020. I will be creating a portrait of at least 1 female graduate from 1980-2020. Ideally, the graduates would be here in the DC area, but I am willing to travel. Do you want to be part of this effort? REACH OUT HERE.
FOR YOUR EYEBALLS
KEN BURNS VIETNAM I am still working my way through the 18-hours of this documentary. So, here’s another piece on Ken Burns. This time he SITS DOWN WITH CONAN OBRIEN for about an hour. Splendid.
West Point 100: CREATORS
WHAT WE’RE READING
ITS A THINK PIECE ABOUT A MID-LEVEL BAND STRUGGLING WITH THIER OWN LIMITATIONS IN THE FACE OF STARDOM actually, its not (and big bites if you get the reference). But a few interesting West Point articles made their way across our feeds this week including this one on BEING A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF, this blog post on LIFE, DEATH, AND MICHIE STADIUM and oddly enough two separate articles on grit…GRIT #1 and GRIT #2
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
PLAYING ON REPEAT as much as I want to, I almost never repeat a podcast. But this month’s Anthropocene Reviewed on CAPACITY FOR WONDER & SUNSETS has been on repeat. Since Friday I have listened to it 3 times.
DO YOU LIKE CRUDE WEST POINT DRAWINGS? of course you do…so, come check out our companion Instagram account @CADETBORROWED. I can guarantee its the only West Point account like it.
LEVERAGING THE GRAD NETWORK take a look at our most recent blog post for West Point Admissions 3 WAYS TO USE THE ALUMNI NETWORK.
RADIO GA GA
SPARK FILE this is my catch-all playlist, it’s the MUSIC THAT GRABS ME.
AMERICAN MUSIC this is my growing list of AMERICAN MUSIC inspired by shipping orders across the country.
RADIO GA GA
UNKNOWN ARTIST the CREATOR of this collection of West Point watercolor paintings is unknown.