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01/16/2019 - 5:56pm More importantly - we need…

More importantly - we need to let him know the squirrels in Ann Arbor are bigger than the ones he might be used to in Arizona -
29/365/3681 (July 10, 2018) - Harris's Antelope Squirrels - Desert Botanical Gardens (Phoenix, Arizona - July 10th and 11th, 2018)

01/16/2019 - 11:51am I am surprised this…

I am surprised this political discussion has not been locked yet.


Here is a very simple gravy that we use for chicken dishes and chicken pot pie:

It is very quick to make and can be done with stuff you likely have in your house.  There are no lumps when I make it.


01/10/2019 - 3:59pm I was thinking the same…

I was thinking the same thing...

12/26/2018 - 6:06am As with any collectible, the…

As with any collectible, the value is what you can get someone to pay for them.  I have way too many cards that I collected around 20-30 years ago.  I was going to keep a small number and get rid of most.  I gave away a bunch to libraries a few years ago, and my go the Freecycle route (just looking for someone who is interested.  One of the hard parts is that they are expensive to ship.  

If you have enjoyment with the cards, then they are worth something.  Tales of financing anything with these are likely one-part truth and one-part fantasy.  Having said that - if you want a box or two or ten of baseball cards from the 80s and 90s, let me know.  I can hook you up!

12/01/2018 - 8:01am I think the Stanford…

I think the Stanford-California was moved here because of the wildfires.  Neither were going to be playing in the Pac-12 Championship game when they did it.  Lots of postponed games for weather and disaster problems this year.

11/11/2018 - 7:02pm Now that is a bold strategy…

Now that is a bold strategy...perfect for someone on the job market.

10/28/2018 - 12:00pm I think it will be Michigam …

I think it will be Michigam -7 or so...but I do not think the game will be that close.  

10/28/2018 - 11:58am I am personally rooting for…

I am personally rooting for Michigam.


10/08/2018 - 7:47pm Thanks for everything you…

Thanks for everything you have done for this community - through good and bad.  I hope you get better soon.

09/26/2018 - 4:12pm I got the OSU add also - and…

I got the OSU add also - and am pretty sure that I have not gone to the site.  Though periodically, I get strange banner adds - but mostly they are for cruises and camera stores given my search history.



08/09/2018 - 1:44pm That show is hilarious.  I…

That show is hilarious.  I am catching up - and saw the season one finale featuring Rick Mahorn (for all you Pistons fans).  For people with Comcast - You can see them all on demand.

07/20/2018 - 1:13pm I love the Gandy Dancer.  I…

I love the Gandy Dancer.  I have eaten there periodically over the last few years and have not noticed any decline.  For seafood - I like it more than Real Seafood (but that is also good).  


Lots of good choices in town.  And happy anniversary.  

07/14/2018 - 12:10am The Henry Ford is a…

The Henry Ford is a fantastic museum - as is the DIA.  Both are definitely great parts of any tour of the area.  

If you have flexibility, eat at Ann Arbor restaurants on Monday and Tuesday - not Sunday after the game.  They can get really crowded - even for modest places.



03/04/2018 - 12:05pm Pizza Squirrel > Pizza Rat

Go Blue!

Pizza Squirrel on campus in 2014.

Squirrels on Very Cold Winter Day at the University of Michigan (February 27, 2014)

04/30/2017 - 2:09pm The ceremony was nice - but a speaker would have been nicer

My son graduated yesterday and it would have been nice to have a big name speaker.  It was my first graduation in the Big House - so I have nothing to compare it to.  To pull out the famous quotes from all the last speeches was nice - but this year's class will not have that experience of hearing something original from someone interesting.


There certainly did not seem to be less people there:
Graduation at the Big House with Chris at The University of Michigan (April 28th, 2017)

03/12/2017 - 1:45pm My understanding about rents as the parent of a student

Hi - I am the parent of a student who is graduating at the end of April.  This is my understanding of the off-campus market (he has been living off campus for his junior and senior years):

Security Deposit - 1 month.  I have not heard of anything pushing more than that.  Given the cost of rentals, especially for houses where there will be around 8 people living there - going with more than 1 month will likely be more than anyone can afford.

Payment: My son has had a landlord last year who charged extra for online payments.  This year he has a better landlord and each student pays their pre-established share to the rental office via online payments.  I am not sure what happens when a student does not pay - luckily, did not need to know that.  It would be good to have both online and check payments available.

Contracts: Students (and parents) would rather have an 8 month contract - but almost all of them are 12 month (starting in late August).  Finding a sub-letter can be a pain.  




02/27/2017 - 6:10am Same 2 Wolverines Might Take Tonys this year also

UM grads Justin Paul and Benj Pasek also have an amazing new show on Broadway - Dear Evan Hansen - which could very well be getting this pair a Tony Award.  They even yelled out "Go Blue" at a recent Broadway.con panel.  

See -

01/28/2017 - 7:06am VolunteerMatch

Just stumbled across VolunteerMatch ( which has some nice opportunities listed for both local and online/virtual volunteering.

Someone mentioned literacy programs before and they are very common.  I volunteer in a no-kill cat rescue and they are always looking for people to help. I do not clean out cages or anything like that. I take pictures so they can have higher quality (than phone pics) images for adoption sides and marketing.
328/365/2519 (May 5, 2015) - Kitten Season is Here!  Kittens and Cats at the Crafty Cat Rescue (Ann Arbor, Michigan) - Tuesday May 5, 2015

Kinda a neat mix of opportunities out there.  

I would also reach out to your local public library and see what is on their community board.  They are doing wonderful thing all over and a volunteer can help expand their reach.  

07/03/2016 - 6:46am It's Better than today's game

They are showing the 2014 Michigan hosting Maryland game....ugh.  On at 12:30 and 7pm.


Then is one of Maryland's few shining moments of late.

12/01/2014 - 12:52pm Use the Library

Please tell your daughter to contact the University Library where she is a student (Hope College - right?).  This way - she will be able to get the resources that are licensed for her as a student.  Going directly to JSTOR and ProQuest - especially from off-campus - will not get the full text.  You have to follow the links on campus or through the library.

Everyone in Michigan also has access to the Michigan Electronic Library ( and they will have articles as well. 

Does this help?




09/17/2014 - 10:03pm Optimistic

and delusional (but happy that way)

52-17 Michigan

03/30/2014 - 7:59pm Thanks for the great ride

They had a great ride this year.  They were the best kinds of overachievers.  Disapointed for today - excited for the future.    

03/28/2014 - 9:52pm Glad we did not have deja vu

When Tennesse was down by 3 - I just had this vision of an ending like last year's Sweet 16 game.  

Glad there wasn't - but it is all about playing on Sunday.  And they are.

03/28/2014 - 9:53am Thanks for the laugh

Love the picture.  I needed that today. 

01/30/2014 - 7:41am Best post ever

Thanks & Go Blue.  Let's hope we can protect our court tonight!

01/19/2014 - 7:01am Challenge Accepted

01/09/2014 - 12:20pm Best of Luck

It is really hard to wish anyone poorly who dons the Maize and Blue.  I will be happy to wish him well as he moves forward.

11/23/2013 - 7:32pm Well put

It is easy to be disapointed - but those guys gave it their all.  

11/15/2013 - 12:36pm Great news and a great story

This is the Michigan Difference...

09/08/2013 - 7:16am Gallon and Gibbons

Watching the game last night - I am just reminded about how far both Jeremy Gallon and Brendan Gibbons have come since their though freshman years.  Gallon seemed to fumble every kick that went his way and Gibbons couldn't hit the side of a barn if he was 2 yards away.  Having seen them both develop into amazing elements of this team is great.  When you figure that type of growth with time - just makes you excited about this young team under such great coaches.

09/06/2013 - 9:56pm My Pictures from today

Lots of pictures of the setup from today.  


07/13/2013 - 9:21am Always a fan of Pizza House, Red Hawk or Original Cottage Inn

There are so many good choices on campus for dining.  I love the Pizza House, Red Hawk (on State Street near the State Theater), and I love the Original Cottage Inn (which is really close to the Student Activities Building - where the tours start and end).  The Cottage Inn has a great lunch buffet with pizza, an entree or two and a nice salad. If you like Japanese food - Sadako on East University is also great.  The best options are the restaurants that you cannot go anywhere else...

The Law Quad is open if you come at it from Tappan or State.  It is beautiful and you can get into the library (might be part of the tour).  Art fair is next week - so things might start to be setup as early as Monday.  Have a nice visit to Ann Arbor.



04/26/2013 - 9:07am Somewhat on topic - A-Z Michigan Squirrels

Pardon this comment - only sorta on topic....but it is a Michigan-based A-Z picture book.

Still working on getting this as a book somewhere...

University of Michigan Squirrel A-Z - A Web Picture Book

You could also use adjectives like speed, quick, strong, leaders, captain, kicker, fumble to tell the story.  That is what I did here because I did not know the squirrel's names.

To write something for one's own children is a great thing - kudos to you.


04/05/2013 - 8:31pm We learn so much

On this board!  

Brilliant post.  

03/01/2013 - 9:50am Loved seeing the B-2s over my house on gameday

My house seems to be on the approach route for the B-2s flying over the stadium these last few years - that has always been very cool. My understanding was this was good as a training exercise. Oh well...

This is from September 8th of last year (the Michigan Air Force game). 89/365/1550 (September 8, 2012) - B-2 Stealth Bomber Flying over Saline, Michigan

Here are the other shots that day

01/29/2013 - 5:43am Trying to be like Prez Ono (UC)

President Gee has a LONG way to go before he can have the best twitter feed for a university president in Ohio.  That belongs to the University of Cincinnati's Santa Ono:

or @PrezOno

He is engaged and a huge fan of everything happening at UC (academics, research, students, alumni....and sports).


01/28/2013 - 2:19pm Bummer if he gets a Legends Uniform

He might need to change the number!

11/27/2012 - 4:15pm Location of Suit

Not that I am a legal scholar - but I do not believe you can sue a state entity (such as a giant state school) in the courts of another state.  So you essentially cannot sue Maryland in NC.  That is certainly the case with Michigan.  When we sign a contract for library resources at Michigan, the only laws that can apply are those in the great state of Michigan.  I suspect the case will be moved - but that they will be sued in another court. 

09/09/2012 - 9:23pm Pictures from Saline of the B-2 on its practice runs

I live in Saline and the B-2 was making a few approach runs. It was turning south almost exactly where I live (on the south west part of town) and it flew right over my house. The same thing happened last year during the F-14 flyover for the Nebraska Game. Got some shots of the B-2 almost right over my house. It is amazing how quiet that plane is. Just glad that they are on our side...


Here are the pictures via flickr that I took from Saline:

09/09/2012 - 9:23pm Pictures from Saline of the B-2 on its practice runs

I live in Saline and the B-2 was making a few approach runs. It was turning south almost exactly where I live (on the south west part of town) and it flew right over my house. The same thing happened last year during the F-14 flyover for the Nebraska Game. Got some shots of the B-2 almost right over my house. It is amazing how quiet that plane is. Just glad that they are on our side...


Here are the pictures via flickr that I took from Saline:

07/05/2012 - 7:05pm I think I found it

This might be the articles that you are searching for - found on the Daily Gopher.  The link below is to the Nebraska article - which was part 7 and has links to the previous 6 stories..  

Nebraska Article

There are links to the other 6 parts - all for teams that the Big Ten was or should consider: Rutgers (part 1); UConn (part 2); Syracuse (part 3); Pitt (part 4); Missouri (part 5); & Texas (part 6).

Notre Dame was supposed to be the 8th part - but I cannot find it anywhere.

Was this what you recall?

04/24/2012 - 10:04am Resources from MLibrary

You can use the resources from MLibraries.  Here is a link to a search for Michigan Ohio State football Rivalry - This includes all formats. You can limit to electronic resources - which might be good since it is due tomorrow:

Here is the same search limited by magazines - which can provide some good material:[0]=addFacetValueFilters%28ContentType%2CJournal+Article%29

Good luck on your research.

04/02/2012 - 6:55am Photos from filming at Ross School of Business

Last summer, they filmed at locations all over the area, including Ross.  Here are my photos of the shoot at Ross (no stars - sorry):



03/24/2012 - 2:50pm The real reason it costs so much

It probably comes with a portable defibrillator.

02/02/2012 - 10:44am Don't forget - you can get that pic on a mug

or a shirt or anything else from the site:…



01/18/2012 - 7:58am Great shots

Thanks for sharing your shots!

01/16/2012 - 4:27pm They have a great museum at Alabama

The Bear Bryant Museum at Alabama is really nice as well (these photos are just OK):

It gives you a sense of what their space is like. 

Building a nice showcase for Michigan sports would be fantastic and be another great museum on campus. 

01/04/2012 - 3:14pm A bunch of kittens is a good thing indeed!

These were from November at Mosaic Feline Rescue in Ann Arbor.  We are going to have to name one of the next kittens after Taylor and members of Team133 (it may be a while before we have kittens in).  I volunteer there and if they come in on your watch, you get to name them.  Michigan football players is a natural next step!

12/26/2011 - 10:22pm Blog entry from CBS Sports

This link looks interesting:

They put in a great deal of thought and seem to have Michigan winning the most games for quite some time.  If you are looking at totals, we have had the record a long time.  If you are looking at percentages - then that is a seperate issue. 

Number crunching...sounds like a fun holiday project...

11/27/2011 - 10:03am Great shots

Thank you for sharing - Great shots of a great game.