Michael Mackie

Thoughts on N’awlins

Thoughts on N’awlins

The last time I went to New Orleans for a hedonistic weekend was in 2011. It was over St. Pat’s Day exactly ten years ago—and, by God, it was just … Read more

Dana & Parks: KC’s Whackadoo Radio Duo Celebrates 10 Years On the Air

Dana & Parks: KC’s Whackadoo Radio Duo Celebrates 10 Years On the Air

She endlessly cackles. He’s a curmudgeon. In six words, I’ve just summed up Kansas City’s most popular radio talk show. When the no-nonsense Scott Parks asked chattering magpie Dana Wright … Read more

My Folks + Latin King + New Year’s Eve = Tradition

My Folks + Latin King + New Year’s Eve = Tradition

There are only a smattering of things of which you can be sure: 1) the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, 2) Cher is immortal and … Read more

Waxing Nostalgic About The Bevinator

Waxing Nostalgic About The Bevinator

Bless her overly opinionated heart—The Bevinator would have turned 88 years young in October this year. It’s still hard to fathom that she’s been gone for six years. In fact, … Read more

“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