One Minute Michigan Story http://michiganradio.org en One Minute Michigan Story: Nothing Beats the Michigan Sky http://michiganradio.org/post/one-minute-michigan-story-nothing-beats-michigan-sky <p><strong>Written by Shadi Ahmadmehrabi </strong></p><p>Nothing beats the Michigan sky. On every camping trip and night spent around a campfire, I step out of the commotion of whatever&#39;s going on to lie down and stare at the stars. As my spine sets against the cold ground, every vertebra curving around the Mitten&#39;s surface, I gaze at the countless twinkling spots in the clear dark navy&nbsp; Michigan sky. The blue from Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior spills onto the canvas above and creates the perfect setting for a blanket of stars. On a clear night, there&#39;s no need to track constellations and point out whatever sized Dipper. The clear Michigan sky is second to none.&nbsp;</p><p><em>This story was submitted to Michigan Radio&#39;s One Minute Michigan Story Writing Contest. Erik Wright-Olsen read the story.</em> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:46:08 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 8170 at http://michiganradio.org One Minute Michigan Story: Nothing Beats the Michigan Sky One Minute Michigan Story: The Mighty Mac http://michiganradio.org/post/one-minute-michigan-story-mighty-mac <p><strong>Written by Jack Nelson</strong></p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:32:02 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 8017 at http://michiganradio.org One Minute Michigan Story: The Mighty Mac One Minute Michigan Story: One Dollar Here http://michiganradio.org/post/one-minute-michigan-story-one-dollar-here <p><strong>Written by Katie Caralis</strong></p><p>It&#39;s&nbsp;been more than 13 years, but I can still hear the voice of the man who spent my childhood selling peanuts outside Tiger Stadium. &ldquo;Threee dollas innsiiide, ooone dolla heeere!&rdquo; My dad always bought the one-dollar peanuts knowing half the shells would be empty, just like the half-empty seats, the Tigers being a losing team for most of the &#39;90s, and the half-empty city, Detroit on the decline. Beaming, Dad would take my excited hand and lead me across the long bridge, over the broken glass and potholes, passed the burned-out buildings, up the winding blue ramp and inside the park we knew was magic, inside the city we knew was beautiful.</p><p><em>Katie Caralis is one of the winners of Michigan Radio&#39;s One Minute Michigan Story Writing Contest. Allison Downey read the story.</em></p><p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:23:10 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 8016 at http://michiganradio.org One Minute Michigan Story: One Dollar Here One Minute Michigan Story: Looking for an Oasis http://michiganradio.org/post/one-minute-michigan-story-looking-oasis <p><strong>Written by Timothy Kooy</strong></p><p>Throw out the nostalgic native story about a mother protecting her cubs and Sleeping Bear Dunes is a fiery heat trap.&nbsp; My family and I set off on a leisurely hike across the picturesque, gently rolling dunes.&nbsp; The sun blared down on the sand dune inferno, and what had begun as leisure quickly morphed into hellish wandering.&nbsp; We had our map and we had our destination, but the scorching sun never ceased.&nbsp; Like a family of desert nomads we wandered up and down the zillion hills.&nbsp; Finally, at the bottom of THIS dune we saw the perfect oasis, the cool blue gaze of Lake Michigan inviting us to quench our sweltering, sweat-dripping bodies.</p><p><em>Timothy Kooy was one of the winners of Michigan Radio&#39;s&nbsp;One Minute Michigan Story Writing Contest. </em><em>Keith Taylor read the story.</em></p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:25:02 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 8014 at http://michiganradio.org One Minute Michigan Story: Looking for an Oasis