Skydiving With Family

April 29, 2018 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Recreation

I could die. Endless possibilities swirl along with the growling engine of the Cessna 182 wide-body airplane. At 6,000 feet and climbing, Kenneth “Sonny” Bader, 65, yawns. Plunging to the ground at a high velocity […]

The Beermuda Bicycle Tour

April 27, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

It began as a simple adventure concocted by four bicycling buddies to explore local byways on two wheels and sample good beer from the state’s burgeoning craft brewery landscape. Four days later, they dubbed their […]

A Gathering of Water & Cranes

Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, Recreation

The bald eagle is unusually loud. From the riverbank, just beyond the trees, comes a descending whinny, then a high-pitched kree, kree, kree. That’s not what I came to the river to find, but sometimes […]

Paradise In The Midwest

Posted In: History, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

Some migratory Omahans make a tradition of flocking north to the freshwater oasis called Okoboji. This historic, former Native American encampment and hunting ground turned settler outpost and sport-commercial fishing haven in northwest Iowa features […]

Madison Chizek’s Dancing Ambition

April 13, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Madison Chizek slips on her tap shoes, throws her light brown hair in a ponytail, and laughs at herself in the mirror. “Ok, ready.” Her mother, Dawn, pushes play. The song “Are You That Somebody?” […]

Radical Inclusion

April 10, 2018 · Posted In: Art, Omaha Magazine

For the uninitiated, zines are small, handmade magazines typically made from standard printer paper folded, cut, and stapled together. Variations of the form exist, and subjects are limited only by interest: journalism, politics, art, activism, […]

Bill Gonzalez

April 6, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Chat with Bill Gonzalez for a short while and one thing becomes clear: It really is hard to keep a good man down. Nearly 20 years ago, Gonzalez was down. In August 1999, while working […]

Being Present for the Small Moments

April 2, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

My mom passed away three days before this past Christmas. My friend and former co-worker Justin Swanson passed two days before that. Between the two, I wound up saying farewell to Justin in the ICU […]

Alicia Sancho Scherich

March 29, 2018 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Art

Behind every good artist, there exists a muse. And for Alicia Sancho Scherich, her muse happens to be a former pen pal—Mother Teresa. Yes, that Mother Teresa, Nobel Peace Prize winner and humanitarian extraordinaire.  The two connected […]

Eliminating The Impossible

March 28, 2018 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, Theatre

Zhomontee Watson first took the stage when she was a sophomore in high school. Completely new to the world of acting, her first director chose her to play the lead in The Princess and the […]


 
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