alternate headline: man does job
What should I do?
Just a reminder, for those who have forgotten the link at the top of the page, or use the app exclusively, that you can link to Amazon through MGoBlog and a good portion (I think Seth said around 10%) of your purchase gets funneled back to the folks bringing you Michigan-related holiday joy.
If you're going to spend the money anyway (or if you weren't, but are now so inclined), may as well make sure some of the money goes to support something you love. This is also a good option for those who can't swing the beveled guilt but want to help out the blog.
[I realize it's not Black Friday yet, but Amazon and most other websites have their deals up already, and people will need a distraction from the Lions, so I figured an early PSA was warranted.]
Direct link for those on the app or too lazy to scroll up: here
The 20.5 inch, 6 lb 7oz Isabelle "Izzy" Kistler committed to Michigan as a class of 2033 way to early enrollee (I think it's 2033, I can't do math right now) at 11:01pm on November 25th, 2015. "I was just glad to get out so I could watch The Game on Saturday", said the new commit. After many "hails" and fist pumps, Isabelle said, "Beat Ohio", the promptly took a nap.
I met Tammi Carr once, briefly, at a fund raiser, before Chad was born. She was warm and engaging, the sort of person who makes you feel better about yourself for the interaction.
I have known Lloyd Carr for more than 10 years. He breaks all stereotypes. Coach Carr is passionate about passion. He is more interested in his former players, their lives, than what they accomplished on the field. He is more interested in literature than sports; more interested in ideas and the obstacles that others have overcome than his own achievements. The coach has helped me in ways that he does not acknowledge or, perhaps, even understand, but I will be grateful until my last breath for what he has done for me. And, as time has proven, between the interests of Michigan and his own personal interests, he will choose and has chosen Michigan. I have never been a believer in the notion of a “Michigan Man.” The construct seems both too limited and too broad. But, if there is such a thing, I think Coach Carr embodies it as much as any person I know.
I never met Chad Carr though I feel as if I have, and I think many who have posted here feel the same way. I know he was handsome and tough and lived for longer than any of his doctors projected or thought possible. More than this, I think Chad has given all of us the gift of his struggle, the gift of allowing us the opportunity to be empathic and to care about him. And, perhaps, to be caring about others, even those we don’t know. I am crying while I write this, was crying while I read Seth’s lovely note and the passionate and thoughtful notes of others on this board. I don’t want to leave it for today; for only today, that is. I want his passing to help me to be more forgiving, to be more thoughtful and generous towards others. Maybe, Chad’s life, and our response to his tragedy, can make us all better and that’s a legacy of monument.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas only a month away, our thoughts turn toward family, friends and future. I thought I'd share this year's Chrstmas card with the MGoBlog family to kick off the season. Happy Holidays! GO BLUE!