Slogan Explosion

September 2, 2014 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Publications

Back in the day, if a girl was being cajoled into a blind date with me, I would have been described to her as being a “nice guy.” I wasn’t even that nice, especially by [...]


Meet the Reiners

Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

The new library located in Metcalfe Park is doing a brisk business. Oh, you didn’t know that the park in the Country Club neighborhood had its own library? At about 20 cubic inches, this “library”—a [...]


Dereck Higgins

Posted In: Lifestyle, Music, People, The Encounter

On stage, Dereck Higgins performs with the urgency and energy of someone a third his age. Off stage his work ethic rivals anyone in the music business. At the age of 59, the history of [...]


Tonsorial Traditions


Right On Time

August 31, 2014 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Business, People

Sometimes, Bob Rowlee winds a dozen clocks in his living room. Then, after a long day of tinkering in the basement workshop of his West Omaha home, he finally sits down to watch the 10 [...]


Going with the Flow

August 30, 2014 · Posted In: At Home, Home, Omaha Home, People

Southeast of Tekamah, Neb., Jack Savage savors a chunk of watermelon as he peers out over the Missouri River from his picture window. Prairie grass and sapling cottonwoods undulate in the foreground. Just above eye [...]


Saving the Sacred

August 29, 2014 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Holy and charged with emotion—dances for the departed, drum beats to ancient rhythms, regalia adorned with symbols of legends and deeds and faith—the pow-wow circle is tuned to solemnity, meaning, and reverence. Then again, some [...]


A Perfect Match

August 28, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Downtown, Places, The Encounter

That imposing building with an iron front near 13th and Howard streets is actually made up of three buildings, each with an interesting history. The family-owned J.P. Cooke Co. is on its fourth generation and [...]


Back on Track

August 27, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Family, Omaha Magazine, Parenting

Tara Ziesel has often had to ask for time off from her job for emergency runs to her son’s preschools. Her boy, Caden, was, as she says, “a holy terror.” When frustrated or angry, he [...]


Molly Schuyler

August 26, 2014 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Molly Schuyler’s family often dined at the buffet where her dad strongly advised her and her three brothers they had better get his money’s worth. By now, the professional competitive eater has most certainly made [...]