Michael Mackie

M2’s 111 – 911 Sliding Scale

M2’s 111 – 911 Sliding Scale

Bless their hearts, some of my friends are mighty lax when it comes to returning my phone calls and/or text messages. I get it, they’re on the phone all day … Read more

The Big Winner in a Pandemic? TV Advertisers! Who Knew?

The Big Winner in a Pandemic? TV Advertisers! Who Knew?

I get it, you’re home and likely bored. Self-quarantining has that effect on people. What does the average, bored, under-inspired person do in times of crisis? Yup, you guessed it. … Read more

I Went On The 80s Cruise—And Here’s What Happened

I Went On The 80s Cruise—And Here’s What Happened

Because serendipity usually works to my advantage, my first—and likely only—80s cruise went off with only a few glitches last week. If there was ever a time to be blissfully … Read more

Dave Coon’s Colorful Cube Art Takes South Florida By Storm

Dave Coon’s Colorful Cube Art Takes South Florida By Storm

I don’t typically notice art. There, I said it. Unless something features a particularly bold color schemata or offers up a brigade of quirky mixed media, it’s usually doesn’t garner … Read more

Uncle Thomas

Uncle Thomas

 

You know that term “salt of the earth”—when you’re referring to a fine, upstanding individual? Well, my uncle Tom Bryan was more like “salt of the universe” or “salt of … Read more

Two Weeks Back On Sugar Was Nearly the Death of Me

Two Weeks Back On Sugar Was Nearly the Death of Me

Well, that was horrific.
I just ate whatever I wanted for two solid weeks. It was awesomely awful. 14 days of gluten gluttony. 14 days of sugar serendipity. 14 days of … Read more

I’m On A Boat! Again!

I’m On A Boat! Again!

20 years ago—almost to the date—I was furiously putting together a demo reel for my friend JC to submit to cruise ship companies. His goal? To become a performer, see … Read more

Why 2019 Was My Best Worst (Worst Best?) Year

Why 2019 Was My Best Worst (Worst Best?) Year

I saw a recent tweet that said, “I’m going to stay up until midnight on December 31st—just so I can watch 2019 die.” While I’m not quite that fanatical, I’m … Read more

Dad’s Most Random Christmas Gift To Me—um, Ever.

Dad’s Most Random Christmas Gift To Me—um, Ever.

Did I ever tell you about the Christmas that Dad got me a Bowie knife?

Like, an actual honest-to-God, Rambo-esque Bowie knife? Very shiny. Very deadly. Of course, I was dumbfounded. … Read more

The Who/What/When/Where/How of Giving Up Sugar For One Year

The Who/What/When/Where/How of Giving Up Sugar For One Year

 
When I announced to the world on January 1st I was giving up sugar in 2019, quite a few people scoffed/mocked/harrumphed me. I don’t blame them. But as they say—nothing … Read more