“If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be,” said the great New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. As a guy who “didn’t really say everything [he] said,” Yogi probably won’t mind me co-opting his statement this way: If a magazine were perfect, it wouldn’t be.
(Sigh) Our magazine is not perfect.
I thought it was, but this is how God teaches me humility. There’s a small mistake on the cover of the Summer issue, mailing this week. The 60th anniversary identifier, meant to appear in the lower left corner, disappeared somehow in the printing process. There is, of course, a technical explanation, and our designers know how to fix it for future issues. But for Summer, you must just imagine the graphic shown here on your magazine cover. Or see this preview for what it was supposed to look like.
Meanwhile, we’ll try to stop making “wrong mistakes” (quoting Yogi Berra again), but if we do, this blog at least allows us to explain them. After all—one last Yogi-ism, I promise!—“It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”