Scouts of Honor

March 16, 2018 · Posted In: Family, FamilyGuide, People

Lillian Henry heard something scratching on the rolled-down screen of her cabin door at Camp Catron. She cautiously peered out into the pitch black night.  Screech…screech. Lilly jumped when she saw glowing eyes. A lot […]

Seeking Counsel of the Wilderness in Summer

Posted In: Education, FamilyGuide, People

Spencer Hawkins has encountered bears 24 times in his life. One encounter happened when he woke up early to fish. Pausing to change his lure, he says, “something felt wrong. I turned over my shoulder, […]

Steve Grasz Takes the Bench

March 2, 2018 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Omaha attorney Steve Grasz sat watching TV in a conference room at the law firm of Husch Blackwell. Passionate about Husker basketball, he attends most of the home games and rarely misses a televised game. […]

Bill Gonzalez

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

March 1, 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 […]

Madison Chizek’s Dancing Ambition

February 23, 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?” […]

Year of the Dog

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Bow. Wow. Holy cow. 2018 is a major milestone for Omaha Magazine. The current issue marks the first edition in our 36th volume—the completion of 35 years of local magazine publishing.  Publisher Todd Lemke started in […]

Back to the 1980s

February 14, 2018 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, People

Aaron Gum can tell you several movies he loves, but ask about the one—the film that he most associates with his childhood—and his eyes sparkle. The clock tower…the electricity…the burn marks from the tires of […]

Alexander Payne’s Homecoming

February 13, 2018 · Posted In: Film, Omaha Magazine, People

Alexander Payne’s new tragicomedy Downsizing imagines the fate of an overpopulated world hanging in the balance due to depleted natural resources. When scientists find a way to miniaturize humans, adventurous souls choose going small as an […]

Sax with Ed Archibald

January 17, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Fresh out of Technical High School, Ed Archibald and his bandmates had dreams of becoming the next Commodores. Then life happened. Jobs. Marriage. Kids. The dream and Archibald’s saxophone were tucked away. It took a […]