Michael Mackie

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

My Day With Cindy Wilson – Part II

My Day With Cindy Wilson – Part II

Athens, Georgia is a quirk-tastic college town … quiet and sweltering in the summer, overrun with hundreds of thousands of students the rest of the year. In fact, UGA was … Read more

My Day With Cindy Wilson – Part I

My Day With Cindy Wilson – Part I

I still remember the day when I discovered The B-52s. I was a wildly awkward, burgeoning pre-teen who was mesmerized by anything kitschy and colorful that came across MTV’s airwaves. … Read more

Meet Dana Wright … Talk Show Host, Matriarch, Gadfly and Galpal

Meet Dana Wright … Talk Show Host, Matriarch, Gadfly and Galpal

True story … I met Dana Wright randomly at a regional Emmy ceremony more than ten years ago. We sat across from each other at the same table that night. … Read more

Meet Paul Finney … Healer, Acupuncturist, Veteran and Chatty Cathy

Meet Paul Finney … Healer, Acupuncturist, Veteran and Chatty Cathy

Back in the day, Dr. Paul Finney was fairly certain he was going to run his father’s brick and tile factory. After all, he had just graduated from Stanford with … Read more