What’s in a Name?

August 23, 2018 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare wrote: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” Gertrude Stein continued, “A rose is a rose is a rose” in her poem […]

Food for Thought

August 5, 2018 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine

A couple months ago I was in Copenhagen. No, I did not see the “Little Mermaid” statue in the harbor. I know everybody goes to photograph it when they visit the city. But I remember […]

Choose Your Own Adventure

May 3, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Humor, Omaha Magazine

Somebody once said, “Life is an adventure.” I don’t remember who said it exactly, maybe Aristotle. He was a wise man, or at least we take the word of the ancient Greeks that he was. […]

Remember The Maine!

April 7, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion

Remember the Maine? Press baron and Citizen Kane archetype William Randolph Hearst told us to do just that in 1898, but most have forgotten these days because we have so many other things to remember, […]

What I Know For Sure

February 19, 2018 · Posted In: History, Humor, Omaha Magazine

We all “know” things. I mean, we just believe this or are convinced of that, or we think another thing is probably true. But beyond all that, there are those things we simply “know.” They […]

Some Free Advice

December 3, 2017 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine

There is of course, an old saying, “Free advice is worth every penny you spent on it.” But then, I’ve never had enough money to afford any truly valuable advice, so I’ve come to trust […]

Greatness

November 10, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

It’s not a “Best Of” category that we consider, but we should. There’s a guy who works on the Yard Waste Truck that services my neighborhood, who I noticed one day, who should be considered […]

If

August 23, 2017 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine

“What if” questions seem to be a big thing on social media these days. Like…“What if you were dying and could listen to one more song before the end—what song would it be?”  It’s not […]

Eat ’Em If Ya Got ’Em

July 21, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine

To quote Monsanto’s 1970s propaganda: “Without chemicals, life itself is impossible.” The multinational agrochemical/biotech corporation is ostensibly in the business of helping farmers grow food. So, let’s just say, “Without food, human existence goes kaput.” […]

If I Were King

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine

I have difficulty falling asleep because I obsess about one thing or another that happened during the day—like the lobby door at the dentist’s office that lacks a “push/pull” label, or the person ahead of […]


 
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