Michael Mackie

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

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