Jim Benson has some interesting queries he's answering in his blog, courtesy of search engine reports from 103bees. Here's a few of mine.
Does Ed Sanders surf?
Hard to say; there's probably at least one Ed Sanders who does. I did find one that is fond of snowmobiles and other mechanized snow-traversal equipment, including a certain Lombard Steam Log Hauler, a firewood-powered log skidder for the New Hampshire woods.
How long does it take to walk two miles?
A mile is eight furlongs; it takes about two minutes to walk a furlong at a good pace, a minute and a half if you're race walking, and three minutes if you're ambling. I just did 3.1 miles at a 13 minutes/mile pace, but that was a a race. Allow 30-40 minutes plus whatever time you want to spend enjoying the scenery.
How long is morel hunting season in lower Michigan?
The morel progression sightings map should give you the best sense for where and when morels are being picked. The crop depends heavily on moisture, and it's been dry (though it just rained). I'd go picking tomorrow, if I only knew where to go near here.
What do you think of when you think of Ann Arbor?
I've lived here too long, so my thoughts are more of a townie perspective than a student or an alumni one. I think of the public library, the cafes, the bus, the railroad station, the river, quiet streets to walk down and more than a dozen places to eat bi bim bop. You're invited to join me for lunch on Thursdays.