Way OT: Michigan Grad among DC Navy Yard Shooting Victims
Working for the Navy the last thing you'd expect is to get gunned down by another American
Very sad news. A Michigan grad losing his life in a senseless act of violence should not be Way OT or OT at all.
This is a Michigan blog. News pertaining to Michigan isn't OT.
I can't believe that people are even debating this, but anything about the University is on-topic, and I'd imagine this qualifies unless I am totally missing the ethos of this site.
I don't think we need a death notice for every Michigan alum who has a tragic death
These discussions are always interesting to me. Note the experince (year joined) of the people making the arguments. In this one, the more senior MGoMembers advocate that this post is not OT (which is clearly correct). Here's a good tip: When in doubt, look to the MGoElders.
from 2010 until last summer. I have dozens of friends that still work there. Even now, it feels like it was all a dream and that it didn't or couldn't actually have happened. That was the LAST place I would've imagined for something like that to occur.
On my way to work (at my current job) yesterday, I kept thinking about how close that damn Akron game was and if we should've done this or that. After I got to work and saw what was on the news, the Akron game became the absolute least important thing.
I often forget how much of a privilege it is to be able to spend a week worrying about how Michigan's going to adjust after such a difficult and close game. And it's those more inconsequential things that should be what worries or upsets people, not what's going through the minds of those twelve families tonight.
Stay safe. Go Blue!
Perspective...it is a quality that most of us lack. Thank you for posting this. We tie ourselves up in the "drama" of our life whether or not it is really important, until we see/hear of real drama/news and then we realize how petty we have been. It is humbling but necessary for each of us to just enjoy rooting for our team, win or lose. I hope Michigan has a great outing this weekend vs Conn, but lets all keep our perspective.
I'm in the Navy Yard a few times each week but was fortunate to have family commitments this Monday which kept me home.
I feel terrible for all those impacted by this tragedy.
It will be very odd working in the navy yard tomorrow and every day afterwards.
I wish I had something deeper to add, but I'm at a loss.
Odd that we do such a poor job protecting at home those who protect us abroad.
Does anybody even care if I thread is considered "overtime" or not?
Just make a succinct, descriptive title so that people can judge for themselves if they want to read it or not.
That anyone might object to the post. I always wonder about the victims when one of these horrific events occurs. I met a guy several years ago who was a naval architect grad from UM. He and his wife both worked at the Navy Yards and I hope they are well.