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. […]

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 […]

Weiner, Weiner, Hot Dog Dinner

January 30, 2018 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine

A lot goes into the making of a hot dog. Even more goes into the making of a hot dog person. Tracie Mauk would know. She is a 35-year-old thespian and comedian (originally from Norfolk). She’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drunk on a Truth Binge

April 18, 2017 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine

What does a medieval murder have to do with your television viewing habits? How could a bit of historical treachery lead to a description of your propensity for watching endless hours of Netflix, abandoning family […]

One For the Books

January 11, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Well, another year has come and gone. That is to say: last year has gone, and this new one has come. That is, to be more precise, assuming you are reading this essay sometime after […]

The Man Who Invented the College Football Playoff

December 28, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

There are scripts,but there’s also all kinds of room for improvisation. It’s improv. You get into character and run with it. Larry Culpepper is either delusional or a consummate bullshitter, claiming, among other whoppers, that […]


 
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