Tagged: Michigan

Monopoly Home History 4

No Place Like Home

When people ask me where I’m from, I never quite know what to say. I was born in St. Louis but I grew up in Illinois. I went to high school and college in...

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Redesign 101: The Flag of Michigan

Today I’m starting a new series called “Redesign 101″, where I try into improve on the designs of common flags. As a graphics geek, I think that there are a lot of crappy flags...

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The Peanut Barrel

Like most college students, I spent a lot of time at the bar. There were a bunch of bars all along Grand River Avenue, some better than others. There were frat bars and douchy...

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College Parties and Riots

Back when I was freshman at Michigan State University, the Princeton Review ranked my school as the number three party school in the country. It was all the talk around campus, as people debated...

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The Auction

When moving to the South Pacific, you can’t just load up a U-Haul truck and drive there. Everything’s got to go by plane or by boat. This gets expensive, so you have to learn...

Comedy Hollywood Sign 4

A Stint in Stand-Up

After college, I was fumbling my way through life, looking for a career. Somewhere in the haze I got the idea to do stand-up. There was a comedy club in Lansing with an amateur...

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Radio Prizes

As a teenager in the late 1990s, I got all my music from the local alt rock station. (92.1 The Edge.) Like every other radio station, The Edge had a lot of contests and...

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My First Day of College

I still remember my first day of college. I got up early and rode my bike across campus. Along the way, I stopped at a pedestrian bridge over the Red Cedar River, watching people...

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On the Banks of the Red Cedar

This Saturday, October 10, 2011, will be the 59th annual football game between Michigan State University and its in-state rival, the University of Michigan. As a die-hard Michigan State fan, I’d like to celebrate...