Deconstructing Dave

January 13, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

Dave Heineman won’t be remembered as a charismatic governor: Kempt, but not much to look at; personable, engaged, and professional, but often deliberate, starchy, guarded, and political. (Heck: He wouldn’t even loosen his tie when [...]


The Basketball Whisperer

Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Sports

When the University of Nebraska tapped Tim Miles to take over as head coach of the men’s basketball program in early 2012, Nebraska fans everywhere let out a collective “huh?” But in less than three [...]


Taking Care of (God’s) Business

January 9, 2015 · Posted In: Leaders, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

Rev. Timothy Lannon has always been able to size up things pretty quickly. As a math major at Creighton University in the early ‘70s, the likeable young man from Mason City, Iowa, was known for [...]


Urban Oasis

Posted In: Uncategorized

Imagine a back-door setting that rivals the headiest expanses of Fontantelle Forest nestled just seconds off busy Center Street. Such a dreamy place does exist and it’s home for two men of the arts—Lester Katz, [...]


Sparring For Omaha

Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Sports

Terence “Bud” Crawford grew up a multi-sport athlete in North Omaha, but street fighting most brought out his hyper-competitiveness, supreme confidence, fierce determination, and controlled fury. He long ago spoke of being a world champion. [...]


A Night at The Max

January 8, 2015 · Posted In: Publications, The Encounter

Here are the town eccentrics, the artists, the kings and queens of drag, those who love to dance and those attempting to hook up. Here are the civilized, but just as often the debauchers and [...]


Faith, Friends, and Facebook

January 7, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Omaha Home, People, Publications

Popular singer-actress Camille Metoyer Moten is a fun-loving, free-spirited soldier of faith. That faith got tested starting with an April 2012 breast cancer diagnosis. After treatments and surgeries over two years she gratefully proclaims, “I [...]


Joy Johnson

January 20, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

It wasn’t a funeral. Or a viewing. Or even a celebration of life. When Joy Johnson’s husband Marvin passed away earlier this year, she held a roast. “We had what Marv would have called one [...]


Valentine’s Day

Posted In: Family, HerFamily

Now that our kids are in junior high, they don’t have those Valentine’s Day class parties. For Chris and I, romance has digressed into the form of a nap. In lieu of all the typical [...]


Rose Baker

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health, People

Rose Baker is a graduate of Monroe Elementary School. That’s not a typo. Monroe Elementary became Monroe Middle School in 1956. Baker doesn’t need much of an excuse to return to her alma mater. She’s [...]


Eclectic Ladyland

January 19, 2015 · Posted In: Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine, People

Girls Inc. of Omaha Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm is known for growing the nonprofit and inspiring girls to be “strong, smart, and bold” with excellent programs and luminous Lunch for the Girls speakers, like President [...]


Invasion of the Hudlies!

Posted In: Business, Downtown, In the Office, The Encounter

Hudl, the Lincoln-based sports video editing company, is now making its presence felt in Omaha and shows no signs of slowing down. In September, Hudl opened a new location in the Old Market at 1013 [...]


Aguek Arop

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

Aguek Arop will blow out the candles on three more birthday cakes before he dons a Big Red basketball jersey for the first time. The 15-year-old Omaha South sophomore is the youngest player ever to [...]


Labor of Love


From Pioneers to Prosciutto

Posted In: Home, Neighborhoods, Omaha Home

Until not that very long ago, the only major rumbling in Fort Calhoun was the result of the teeth-shattering vibrations made by a never-ending parade of 18-wheelers lumbering through town along the busy commercial corridor [...]


Speak, Memory

Posted In: HerFamily

I’ve written before about Omaha not being a city of six degrees of separation, but instead being one of maybe two or three degrees at most. I found out once again how true that was [...]


V-Day Photobooth

Posted In: Family, HerFamily

Valentine’s Day has always felt backwards to me. My idea of romance looks more like hiking through the woods rather than a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a teddy bear (not that I’ll ever turn [...]