Weird Is Good

June 21, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Since transplanting from Pennsylvania nearly a decade ago, Christopher Vaughn Couse has made the observation that Omaha is downright weird—but in a good way. From the hipster-laden streets of Benson to the apex of West […]

La Famiglia di Firma

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

Like a good book title, the names of the Firmature brothers’ bars and restaurants could almost paint a picture of what awaited customers. At The Gas Lamp, you could savor a prime rib and listen […]

Food for the Heart

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle

Marie Losole still laughs when telling what she calls “the story of our escapade,” a 1967 elopement by train to Idaho, one of two states where 18-year-olds could get married at that time without parental […]

Old School Social Media

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle

Today, social media is brimming with food photos. But a pre-digital form of social media has been sharing favorite dishes since the 19th century. It’s probably the only “published” book containing your grandmother’s beloved gingerbread […]

60Plus Opener

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle

Who doesn’t love reading about food? When I had a real estate company, we printed an annual cookbook with recipes from clients and salespeople. I still enjoy cooking some of the recipes. I have to […]

Her Fountain of Youth

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle

Few visitors who sneak a peak at Betty Davis’ treasure trove of soda fountain collectibles can appreciate their impact on generations of Americans who grew up before the 1950s. The ice cream molds, dippers, five-headed […]

Eye Vibe

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle

Twenty-six-year-old Omaha native Michael Garrett isn’t simply a photographer—he’s a visual communicator. “I’m a photographer, graphic designer, content creator, and  overall creative,” he says. The son of a hardworking single mother, the University of Nebraska-Omaha […]

Transitorily Yours

June 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

As a millennial in the midst of fatherhood, there’s a range of interesting observations and surprising lessons I’ve taken in along the way. I somehow evaded having a child throughout most of my adult life. […]

Seamus Campbell Takes the Stage

June 14, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Like so many kids, 9-year-old Seamus Campbell loves The Jungle Book. He’s one of countless children to be enchanted by the thought of boppin’ around the jungle with cool, scat-singing Baloo, relishing the “Bare Necessities” […]

We Can’t Drive 55

June 8, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

I have a little pinback button with a red flag emblazoned with the words “Safety First.” It was produced in 1915 by the Nebraska Safety League, which seems to have been one of a number […]


 
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