Michael Mackie

“See If This Card Goes Through, Please. I Found It On The Sidewalk Outside.”

“See If This Card Goes Through, Please. I Found It On The Sidewalk Outside.”

If you’ve gone out to eat with me in the last year or so, you know I like to play a little game with my servers when they drop off … Read more

An Über-Comprehensive List of All the Celebs I’ve Interviewed

An Über-Comprehensive List of All the Celebs I’ve Interviewed

Celebrities—they are just like us. They put their designer gold lamé pants on one leg at a time. Sure, they’re typically famous and rich, but they’re usually also delightfully neurotic. … Read more

Top 9 Things I Learned on the Paisley Park VIP Experience

Top 9 Things I Learned on the Paisley Park VIP Experience

Prince’s legacy lives on at his Paisley Park abode. His expansive (and expensive) lair has been turned in to a museum that rivals Elvis’s Graceland mecca. Guests can expect to … Read more

Breyting Community Roaster: A Revolutionary New Wave of Caffeine & Philanthropy

Breyting Community Roaster: A Revolutionary New Wave of Caffeine & Philanthropy

 
Growing up I hated—nay, loathed—coffee even in its most basic form. I’m not sure when that switched flipped (uh, likely college), but now I can’t live without it. Full stop. … Read more

Ten Words I Love To (Over)Use

Ten Words I Love To (Over)Use

Every time I write a blog, someone invariably comments: “I can hear your voice in my head as I’m reading, Mackie.” Well, I should hope so. If you heard, say, … Read more

Shalom From The Other Side …

Shalom From The Other Side …

There’s never a dull moment when I go visit my medium and spiritual advisor, Steffany Barton of Angel’s Insight. For one, she’s never wrong. She could casually predict the sky … Read more

Word Is Out! Torchy’s Tacos KC Has Finally Opened—And, Ooooh, There’s a Secret Menu!

Word Is Out! Torchy’s Tacos KC Has Finally Opened—And, Ooooh, There’s a Secret Menu!

Not to be boastful, but I may have visited Torchy’s Tacos three days in a row since they quietly opened just before the 4th of July holiday weekend. (Sneaky!)
Known for … Read more

The Top 10 Most Read IN Kansas City Magazine Articles So Far This Year Are …

The Top 10 Most Read IN Kansas City Magazine Articles So Far This Year Are …

We’re halfway through the year and a quick rundown of IN Kansas City Magazine’s online stats shows that yours truly has written all ten of the Top 10 Most Read … Read more

Good Intentions, My Ass!

Good Intentions, My Ass!

What’s that stupid saying? “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Well, I had every intention of staying true to continuing my no sugar/no gluten diet through 2020. You … Read more

Dad’s Been Gone For One Year

Dad’s Been Gone For One Year

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my beloved dad’s death. He passed away after suffering a stroke—on the exact same day as my stroke nine years earlier. The irony is not … Read more