The true measure of a life...
...is more substantial than time passing in hours
or years. These pages attempt to articulate those things that have been more
substantial than time in my life. My intention is a bit of personal
nostalgia, as well as to share some unique (albeit biased) slices of information on travel,
music, photography, art,
wine and business.
Mark Twain is credited with the quote, "80% of
success is just showing up." I believe that all really big human
opportunities are fleeting. This website highlights what I made a point of
showing up for and the opportunities I took. Please don't misunderstand. It is not about saying things ended up okay,
because my life is not always "okay", nor has it yet "ended up" in any way. I look forward to
the next twists and turns. Instead, this site is my way of sharing some of what
I have become and saying thank you to people who made a difference by helping me
along the way.
One secret of happiness....
I recently advised my two sons that one
secret of happiness was to make the small mistakes (they give life its zest), avoid
the big mistakes, and ensure you know the difference before it is too late. Some
special people helped point me away from big mistakes while we shared the rich
experience of some small ones. I hope the memories in this website bring you a
Too much is left unsaid....
This site was inspired by a story my father told me in January
2002. One evening while watching TV at home, he received a call from
an acquaintance, Mike, whom he hadn't heard from in over 50 years.
Mike called to thank my father for helping him understand how to take tests
when they were both in college. Mike credited that advice with allowing him to succeed
and graduate, changing his whole life for the better.
I decided 50 years is too long to wait. Welcome
to The Mackeys' Site.
If you would like a deeper and more musical dive
into the "why", "how" and "what" of this site, please visit
About this site.
Website design, animation, video
and sounds by Wayne Mackey using MS FrontPage 2002, Windows Media
Player and Adobe Creative Suite 6
Mackey Group, Inc. © 2002 -