Michael Mackie

M2: Godfather

I am a Godparent.  Not by choice or anything.  I accepted under duress … and I was drunk at the time.  
True story.  
Four years ago, my dear friend Kiki called … Read more

Hoedown vs. Hoot’nanny – Part II

When we last left the Hinterlands, I was detailing the highlights of my recent trip to rural Missouri (pronounced MizzzerrrRAH up yonder).  But somehow I failed to mention some of … Read more

Hoedown vs. Hoot’nanny — Part I

My dear friend Laura Booth got married over the weekend.  In Milan, Missouri.  Which is – I kid you not – in the middle of nowhere.  I know that because … Read more

Ring My Bell!

Well, it’s official.  I’m the most popular boy in the whole school.  I just went to add a contact to my cell phone and it said “FULL”.   I didn’t even … Read more

My editor is on his period … again!

I heart my editor Kevin Kuzma.  I really do.  He gives advice when warranted and makes suggestions only when absolutely necessary.  I borderline cherish him … but only because he’s … Read more


I literally squealed with glee when The Spice Girls announced their recent Reunion Tour!  And apparently, I was the only one who even remotely cared at work.  
Every single day at … Read more

The Blonde Leading The Blonde

For fun, I just put Anna Nicole Smith in to my Yahoo search engine … I got 35 million hits.  I kid you not … 35 million hits in .08 … Read more

You’re HUGE in Poughkeepsie!

The ad agency I work for makes school commercials that blanket more than 75% of the country.  That’s not too shabby for a company that started a mere decade ago … Read more

Danny Glover

I had dinner with Danny Glover at some recent charity event. Save the children? Save the whales? Oh, who knows. Can I just tell you one … Read more

Sarah McLachlan

Moons ago … and, I mean, MOONS ago … I used to be a bit player on a morning radio show. (Note: I look about 12 years old in … Read more