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The Pop Icon & The American Idol

As a kid I made my room into a living-breathing thing. My room was vibe, full of image, sound, smell and feel … (smell?). It wasn’t color; it was tone. Like an Instagram filter it just had haze and drift…
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Conversations With Brian Anderson: The Art Of Calling The Game

When I scheduled an interview with sportscaster Brian Anderson, I wasn’t sure how to approach the conversation.  What is the common thread between Brian’s work and my other guests, like Jim Gaffigan or Greg Brown, who are mostly artists and…
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Conversations With Greg Brown: Between The Bar & The Church

I often find myself straddling a life of the sacred and secular.  The goal is always to seamlessly weave the two, never letting one negatively influence the other.   The objective is to see the sacred in all the places it…
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Intro: I Am Mike Mangione & I Want To Share With You

For the past thirteen years I have been on the move.  I grew up in Chicago, attended Marquette University and after graduation, moved to Los Angeles to pursue something as a musician.  While there I recorded an album entitled There…
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Journal Time- What A Strange Trip It Was

A week ago I began a trip that was unlike most.  Traveling is always hectic and uncomfortable.  This specific trip, though, was something special and pushed me to a limit I haven’t felt since my high school football days.  The…