On Top of the World

February 19, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Places

Bhima, our guide, waited for us on the trail. We caught up to her after stopping to adjust our daypacks and enjoying some wild berries. Under her umbrella, which protected her from the burning sun, […]

Brothers & Sisters

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People

Meeting Gene Haynes in a crowded breakfast place turned out to be a bit of a mistake. After all, the gregarious North High School principal had to begin his morning by making the rounds, chatting […]

Zedeka Poindexter

Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Zedeka Poindexter has had a good year. In the spring, the Omaha-born performance poet was named slam master of the Om Center Poetry Slam, a monthly event where Omaha’s nationally recognized slam teams come together. […]

Urban Blight

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Places

I had a stock comment while at UNL meant to deflect Omahans who might try to diminish me for being from a town of only 4,600 people. “Just because I’m from a small town doesn’t […]

Hamming it Up

February 18, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, People

If there’s a technological/jargon gap widening between Baby Boomers and Millennials, it may have little to do with textspeak and Internet gobbledygook. These days, anyone with at least a flip phone or a dial-up connection […]

Sugar Low

Posted In: Health, HerFamily, Lifestyle, Nutrition

Holly Martens struggle may sound all too common. After the birth of her children she experienced a variety of symptoms. She had low energy; she experienced moodiness and mood swings, felt generally crabby and could […]

“Above all, be kind.”

Posted In: Family, HerFamily

As I was picking up my coffee one frozen morning a few weeks ago, I noticed there was no one in the drive-through line behind me. That in itself was unusual. My caffeine supplier of […]

A Frank Look at Hotel Frank

Posted In: Encounter, Places

Between adolescence and adulthood, is chaos. No single Omaha building embodies one’s formative years of 18 to 22 more than a dilapidated mansion on 38th and Farnam streets. Although you may not remember the party, […]

Kelli Schilken

Posted In: Lifestyle, Music, Omaha Magazine, People

In many ways Kelli Schilken is just like other teens. The bubbly 17-year-old loves music, hanging with friends, making friendship bracelets, and playing video games. However, there are also differences between Kelli and her peers. […]

Bank Job

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Shoes and boots coming out of the Gucci, Manolo Blahnek, and Claudia Ciuti fashion houses can carry a pretty hefty price tag. “My husband says I’ve become something of a shoot freak, something of a […]