Mom Called – The Bonus Story

A hotel room in Kansas City. 8:44am. Mike Rowe, late for a breakfast meeting, emerges from his shower to answer a phone that won’t stop ringing… Me: Hello? Mom: Michael, it’s your mother. Me: Your Majesty! How may I assist you today? Mom: I have a few questions. Me: Shoot. Mom: I just went to the new page where people can preorder my book. Me: Do you like it? Mom: Yes, but I have a few suggestions. Me: Crap. Mom: Language, Michael. Me: How many suggestions? Mom: I’ll send you a list. Me: Great. Anything else? I’ve got a roomful Read More

Talk to Your Driver

Meet Harold McCarty. He’s 74 years old. Harold picked me up this morning at 6:30, and drove me to TV studio where I was scheduled to discuss the student loan crisis on Fox and Friends. The coffee had yet to kick in, so I was lousy company. On the way back though, fully-caffeinated, Harold and I had a chat. Turns out, Harold’s dad was born on a plantation. His grandmother was a slave, and his daughter, (a lovely girl whose picture he proudly shared,) just graduated from Georgetown Law School. Harold is concerned because his little girl has a $125,000 Read More