Michael Mackie

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

The Quickest Way To Start Living Life Again? Suffer a Stroke Ten Years Ago, Recover Accordingly Over the Next Decade

The Quickest Way To Start Living Life Again? Suffer a Stroke Ten Years Ago, Recover Accordingly Over the Next Decade

Tomorrow marks my 10-year anniversary of suffering a stroke—specifically a right cerebral infarction. The story of that day is well documented in various blogs I’ve written over the years. I’ve … Read more

Painter Christian Feneck Just Created The Coolest Coffee Table Book Ever Made

Painter Christian Feneck Just Created The Coolest Coffee Table Book Ever Made

What do I like about artist Christian Feneck’s paintings? Let me count the ways. Maybe it’s the odd, surreal color combinations he chooses—sort of like an anything-but-linear acid trip. Perhaps … Read more

Pandemic Job Hunting 101

Pandemic Job Hunting 101

Brenda Poor’s management resumé is stellar. She’s done everything from overseeing bustling TV newsrooms to being a marketing legal eagle. And now, like thousands of her peers, she finds herself … Read more