Comic Relief

May 19, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

Forget Batman and his gadgets, or Thor and his biceps. There’s a new hero on the block—“Oldguy,” a spandex-sporting, crime-fighting senior citizen who seeks out injustice equipped with his “denture grapple.” While Oldguy may have […]

Interview a Veteran

May 18, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, History, Lifestyle

The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand […]

We Can’t Drive 55

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 […]

Omaha Trashion Week

Posted In: Encounter, Fashion

Models: Kim Darling and Alex Priest                             This art collaboration was printed in the May/June 2017 edition of Encounter.

Spring Salvage

May 17, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Omaha Home

Using reclaimed wood is a hot trend in home décor. Unfortunately, not everyone has old wood lying around. You can search for old, discarded wood or reclaim it yourself from local structures, such as dilapidated […]

Ethics

May 16, 2017 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Ethics, Omaha Magazine

Years ago, my colleague Butch Ethington showed me a graphic he designed when he was the ethics officer and ombudsman at Union Pacific Railroad. I still use this graphic in my Creighton classes and the […]

The Origins of the Nebraska National Guard

May 15, 2017 · Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine, People

Wanderings of a lame cow set in motion forces that led to the establishment of the Nebraska National Guard. “It started when President Franklin Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, creating the Nebraska Territory […]

The Closer

Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Sports

The most nervous person on the field during David Gerber’s pitching debut for Creighton baseball in 2014 might have been his older brother, then senior outfielder Mike Gerber. The Bluejays were down 6-2 late in […]

Florence and the Political Machine

May 10, 2017 · Posted In: Neighborhoods, North Omaha, Omaha Home

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Omaha’s annexation of Florence—the historic and scenic riverfront community on the far northeast reaches of our city. The milestone warrants a look back at this contentious time in […]

A Family Masterpiece

Posted In: Auto, B2B Magazine, Omaha Magazine

Some childhood memories stick with you. Dave Carroll, a retired Union Pacific manager, holds onto the memory of one fateful childhood leap that dented his grandfather’s prized 1950 Mercury. “I’ve got so much of my […]


 
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