Michael Mackie

Meet Wendy Chioji … Cancer Survivor, Triathlete, Advocate, Adventurer, Animal Lover, Int’l Woman of Mystery and (probably) Your New Best Friend 

Meet Wendy Chioji … Cancer Survivor, Triathlete, Advocate, Adventurer, Animal Lover, Int’l Woman of Mystery and (probably) Your New Best Friend 

Cancer is an elusive, fickle son of a bitch. My friend Wendy Chioji will be the first person to tell you that. She battled cancer, then recovered, then battled it … Read more

Just. Say. No.

Just. Say. No.

We’re all adults—let’s talk for a minute. I’ve had several friends lament to me this week that they’ve gotten stuck in precarious positions because they simply could not say no. … Read more

Meet Christian Feneck … Abstract Artist, Proprietor, Former Corporate Wonk and Craver of Coffee

Meet Christian Feneck … Abstract Artist, Proprietor, Former Corporate Wonk and Craver of Coffee

Christian Feneck’s professional life was going along at a nice, upwardly-mobile pace—uh, until it wasn’t. The former architectural design guru/teacher found himself sans job and sans direction a few years … Read more

When in doubt, reunion it out!

When in doubt, reunion it out!

Last night was my 30 25 20-year high school reunion. It was phenomenal to see everyone kibitzing and carousing with wild abandon. So many smiling faces I haven’t seen in over … Read more

Unemployment By The Numbers

Unemployment By The Numbers

Here’s the breakdown:
Jobs I Applied For: 172
Rejection notices: 80
AA Meetings I attended: 61
Coffee networking dates: 55
Lunch networking dates: 39
Days I spent at coffee shops – just to get out of … Read more

Meet Katie Kreamer … Matriarch, Nurse Practitioner, Go-Getter & Baroness of Benevolence

Meet Katie Kreamer … Matriarch, Nurse Practitioner, Go-Getter & Baroness of Benevolence

Before I even asked the question, Katie Kreamer gave me the answer. “When did you realize …” I started. “I wanted to be a nurse since I was in kindergarten,” … Read more

Welcome To My Unplanned Sabbatical

Welcome To My Unplanned Sabbatical

Well, it’s time to ‘fess up. I’ve been gainfully unemployed now for six months. I got unceremoniously dumped right before Xmas last year. I didn’t expect it. I didn’t see … Read more

Meet Jeff Smith … Thespian, Educator, Adonis & Goofball

Meet Jeff Smith … Thespian, Educator, Adonis & Goofball

Jeff Smith has a chest you could land planes on.
There, I said it.
And the fact I lead with that nugget will likely ensure y’all read the rest of this blog. … Read more

Meet Lyra Puzon Bristow … Educator, Gracious Galpal, Matriarch and Make-up Maven

Meet Lyra Puzon Bristow … Educator, Gracious Galpal, Matriarch and Make-up Maven

When Hurricane Lyra blows into a room, it’s probably time to batten down the hatches. I quickly learned that 20+ years ago when we first crossed paths working at – … Read more

My Day With Cindy Wilson – Part III

My Day With Cindy Wilson – Part III

If you know me … you know that being a reporter is engrained in my essence. I’m perpetually inquisitive. I’d make an amazing interrogator. So imagine how much self-restraint it … Read more