Michael Mackie

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

Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

I learned a few valuable lessons on my BDay weekend this year. Thought I’d take some time to share them with you.
If I stay out past 1am more than two … Read more

Meet Anne State … Journalist, Do-Gooder and Cat Lady Extraordinaire

Meet Anne State … Journalist, Do-Gooder and Cat Lady Extraordinaire

Ever been introduced to someone and immediately hit it off with them? Perhaps you sensed a cosmic connection – or felt like they were a kindred spirit?
Well, for me, that … Read more

Meet Steffany Barton … Medium, Intuitive, Energy Goddess and Galpal

Meet Steffany Barton … Medium, Intuitive, Energy Goddess and Galpal

So picture this … It’s Halloween. I’m about to do a live TV interview with a well-known local medium. About fifteen seconds before air, she leans over to me and … Read more

Things I Learned in Telchac Puerto

Things I Learned in Telchac Puerto

There’s big city Mexico and touristy Mexico. There’s dangerous drug cartel Mexico. There’s off-the-beaten path Mexico. And then there’s wherever we are … tucked away near a hidden beach town … Read more

Why I Gave Up Booze … All Over Again

Why I Gave Up Booze … All Over Again

Funny what a year of stone-cold sobriety will do to a person. It gave me clarity, a renewed spirit and a sense of accomplishment.
But it also smacked me upside the … Read more

I Love The 90’s (But Not Really) Concert

I Love The 90’s (But Not Really) Concert

Scored some free tickets to go see the I Love The 90’s Tour at the Iowa State Fair yesterday. The good news is … I went. The bad news is … Read more

Everyone Knows It’s Cindy

Everyone Knows It’s Cindy

Everyone has a favorite songstress — that one female singer whose siren song resonates with them, right? Some love Babs. Others cherish Judy or Jennifer Holiday. For me, it’s the blondiful … Read more

Loquacious

Loquacious

I’ve probably written 15 blogs about my mom – who I aptly named “The Bevinator” because of her take no prisoners mentality. On the flipside, I’ve only written a couple … Read more

Making Hi Contact

Making Hi Contact

Indulge me for a minute, will you? One of the great mysteries of my life is that 90% of humanity says hello to me in passing. Complete strangers say hi. … Read more