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, FamilyGuide, 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 […]

A Model for Generating Business

July 5, 2016 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Business Profiles, Publications

Eight hundred and fifty businesses. One hundred thousand new jobs. Twenty-five billion in capital investment. If it weren’t for attorney Nick Niemann, Nebraska may have been in a different financial and economic place than it […]

Neil Griess

May 13, 2016 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, Publications

Neil Griess felt like an alien. He immersed himself so deeply into his art that coming out of it felt unnatural. This feeling of being otherworldly, detached and yet painting reality, lasted for about three […]

Buckle Up

January 25, 2016 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting, Publications

Be careful, and stay out of trouble,” Jeff Hanson told his son, Tyler, as he left the house in late January 2015. Tyler was almost to his car when his mother, Cari, called from the […]

Symphony Kids

December 14, 2015 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Publications

The Omaha Symphony’s annual holiday performance includes children, and the appearance of a group of young musicians with their small violins in hand always gets a reaction from the audience. “The last couple of years […]

Last Ride

December 11, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Neighborhoods, People, Publications

Omaha Police Department Officer Greg Hansen has seen the worst humanity offers. He witnessed the aftermath of the Von Maur shootings. He has taken down drug addicts so high they were impervious to pain. He […]