From Famine to the Good Life

August 10, 2017 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

Aisha Al Ramadan first noticed the subtle shift of the checkpoint guard’s face. She knew whatever happened next would change the lives of her family—possibly forever. “What? You don’t want to be Syrian?” The guard […]

A Professor in Motion Stays in Motion

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fitness, Health

The sun barely penetrated the narrows of the canyon. Kris Berg, Ph.D., scrambled over dusty red rock, carefully avoiding the steep cliffs that plunged down 50 yards on either side of him. History and geology […]

A Horse Connection

March 1, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

This article appears in the program book for the FEI World Cup Finals, produced by Omaha Magazine in March 2017. Picasso is a player. He flirts, shakes his head up and down to get the […]

Colonoscopy Cocktail

February 24, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Health

Gary Kropf, 62, spent the entire evening reading Wine Spectator magazine cover to cover. On the toilet. “It was a busy day,” Kropf recalls. A powder laxative mixed in 64 ounces of Gatorade helped clear […]

Home Away From Home

Posted In: Leaders, Omaha Home, Omaha Magazine

Volunteer firefighters at the Bennington rural fire station believe saying, “It’s quiet,” could spell the difference between a boring night and one that ends badly. When the firefighters’ beepers buzz, there is no telling what […]

The Secret of the Shimmy

January 5, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Publications, Retirement

Inhale. exhale. The slow Middle Eastern music increases in tempo. The ladies’ hips sway side to side in rapid repeat. All three wear black spandex pants and V-neck T-shirts. Scarves, loosely wrapped around their waists, […]

Doctor Blues

After Cancer and High School

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Family, Family Guide, Publications, Young Hero

A small sigh of hopelessness escaped Ema Johanning’s lips as she looked up at the daunting steps of Bellevue West High School. Pain radiated down her left leg. It felt like someone had driven a […]

The Flying Saucer on Dodge Street

August 25, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, In the Office, Publications

A flying saucer landed on 1818 Dodge Street. The white circular structure with tall windows appears ready for takeoff to another planet. Maybe Mercury. It is rumored to have been intended to look like Mercury’s […]

Samuel Brett Williams’ Revelation

August 7, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Publications, Theatre

The Rapture. The Apocalypse. The end of the world. And the New Jerusalem is in…Arkansas? Hopefully, someone packed their Rapture kit. Oh…throw in an atheist and things just got real. Revelation, adapted from a book […]


 
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