Michael Mackie

The Rift That Keeps on Giving

The Rift That Keeps on Giving

This week I stumbled across an archaic 12-year-old blog I wrote. The subject? How to properly shop for me for Christmas. At the top of the list was—shocker!—several bottles of… Read more

9 Burning Questions with Fatma Konyalioglu of Fatma’s Alterations

9 Burning Questions with Fatma Konyalioglu of Fatma’s Alterations

Fatma Konyalioglu says you’re more than welcome to attempt saying her last name, but she’d rather be known simply as Fatma. For nearly three decades, the one-named wonder has run… Read more

6 Burning Questions with Strang Hall Chef Brett DeHart

6 Burning Questions with Strang Hall Chef Brett DeHart

Chef Brett DeHart doesn’t mean to brag, but in his nearly 30 years in the culinary field, he’s whipped up pretty much every kind of cuisine imaginable. “I started out… Read more

8 Burning Questions with Spiritual Alchemy’s Angela Holmes

8 Burning Questions with Spiritual Alchemy’s Angela Holmes

When Overland Park energy practitioner Angela Holmes started doing occupational therapy back in 1999, she discovered she had a secondary gift. She found herself completely in tune with other people’s… Read more

I’m Jumping on the Ozempic Weight Loss Bandwagon To See If It Works

I’m Jumping on the Ozempic Weight Loss Bandwagon To See If It Works

Heard of the drug Ozempic? Up until a month ago, it had never crossed my medicinal pop culture radar. The drug—which is typically prescribed to treat diabetes—has also been proven… Read more

Visiting Vala’s Pumpkin Patch: An Iconic Nebraska Tradition

Visiting Vala’s Pumpkin Patch: An Iconic Nebraska Tradition

From ultra-humble beginnings nearly four decades ago, Vala’s Pumpkin Patch, located just outside Omaha, has become an honest-to-gourd family-friendly tourist mecca. This 400-acre pumpkin patch and adjoining apple orchard may… Read more

Freelancia

Freelancia

As of last week, I’ve been freelancing for exactly a year—and what a weird year it’s been. After being jettisoned from my job, I started—like any good American—earnestly looking for… Read more

Crash Pad

Crash Pad

First and foremost, a big word of thanks to all my besties and boos who have welcomed me into their humble (and sometimes mansion-esque) abodes over the years. From Tahoe… Read more

Montana: Wide Open Spaces

Montana: Wide Open Spaces

Montana is called Big Sky Country for a reason. It’s expansive and sprawling—and the 4th largest state in the U.S. (Size-wise, it’s slightly bigger than Japan.) Despite being gigantic, only… Read more

Inescapable Serenity at 5:55 a.m. in Lakeside, Montana

Inescapable Serenity at 5:55 a.m. in Lakeside, Montana

I’m a morning person by nature—uh, as long as nature is somehow involved. This morning I got up at 4:44 a.m. mountain time, which is surprisingly early even for me…. Read more