Saying Yes to Improv

July 31, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Humor, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 The Encounter. As soon as the word “morph” came up, I knew I was going to be in trouble. My improv workshop with Dylan Rohde, the founder and co-owner of […]

My Daily Wake

July 17, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 Omaha Magazine. I get up every weekday morning at 10 minutes after three. Let me repeat, it’s very dark, sometimes very cold, and always very, very, very, early in […]

Oh Dear!

June 26, 2015 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Humor, Parenting, Publications

It’s summertime and I’m taking full advantage of the fact that my kids are preteens and sleeping in. Camp Mom is pretty laid back and the kids seem to appreciate it. Yesterday, I filled up […]

Lord Acton Said it Best

June 25, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Humor, Opinion, Publications

I’ve never owned a video camera of any kind. Okay, so I’ve just been reminded that my cell phone gizmo has such a device, but having never used it I still qualify as a video […]

Not Funny

June 1, 2015 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine, Opinion, Publications

This column was printed in the 2015 May/June issue of Omaha Magazine. It says right there in an old bio I sent out years ago, “I was once Paul Newman’s bodyguard.” Okay, I lied. Or, […]

Catalonia Dreaming

April 30, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, HerFamily, Humor, Publications

Article originally published in April 2015 edition of Her Family. Barcelona didn’t get any snow this past winter. The soccer-crazed (make that fútbol-crazed) Spanish city that hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics is on roughly the […]

Theresa Sindelar

April 21, 2015 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications

As perhaps Omaha’s reigning queen of comedy, actress Theresa Sindelar is renowned for her ability to evoke peels of laughter on stages all across the city. She understands exactly what to do when the lights […]

Spaghetti Toes

March 19, 2015 · Posted In: HerFamily, Humor, Publications

As a parent, you’ve probably appreciated (and not appreciated) the absolute honesty that often escapes your child’s mouth. Frankness aside, kids also tend to say some hilarious things. Martin Bruckner’s daughter, Harper, 3, is no […]


March 9, 2015 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Originally published in March/April 2015 Omaha Magazine So an old friend said to me, “I used to like living in Omaha, but now it’s too big.” Putting aside for the moment the imprecise nature of […]

Jack & Jack

August 13, 2014 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine, People On the Rise, Social Media

It has been said that all glory is fleeting. Nobody knows that better than recent Westside High School grads Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson. They’ve found online fame in a big way—all in the most […]