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The Evolution of a Sports Fan

December 16, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion

I’m a sports fan. Statistics, studies, and common sense tell me that it’s likely you’re a fan, too. It seems every American roots for one team or another, cheers for their favorite gymnast, ice skater, […]

Back to School | October 2019 Ethics Column | Omaha Magazine

West and East, Two Values as One

November 20, 2019 · Posted In: Business, Opinion

Humanities Nebraska has a mission to ensure that humanities experiences are available across the state, from west to east, and everywhere in between. I sit on the Humanities Nebraska governing board. One recent meeting was […]

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How Deep Do Cabbage Roots Reach?

November 4, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion

I like cabbage. I don’t love cabbage, but I like it. I like cabbage coleslaw. I don’t like the sour, vinegar-type slaw. I like the sweet, creamy variety, and don’t get me started about the […]

Otis Twelve | The Evolution of a Sports Fan | Omaha Magazine

One Thing I Know

September 26, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion

Cur pullum ad transire via? (Why did the chicken cross the road?) Not easy to answer, don’t you agree? It’s a simple question on its face, but with so many deep implications. Not a concept […]

Back to School | October 2019 Ethics Column | Omaha Magazine

Back to School

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Ethics, Opinion, People

It’s in the air. You can feel it. Fall is upon us. The temperature has cooled down. Sunsets are golden. The last blast of summer, with hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, was the […]

Keith Backsen

Tourism Builds Better Neighborhoods

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Opinion, People

Last year, 465 billion U.S. residents traveled for business or leisure. Like most travelers, they wanted to experience something authentic—something they could get only in that particular city. Visitors often want to eat in popular […]

Keith Backsen

Legacy Restaurants Make Omaha Worth a Visit

July 18, 2019 · Posted In: B2B Magazine, Opinion

Omaha Restaurant Week is Sept. 14-23. It’s a great time to dine out and see why Omaha’s reputation as a foodie destination continues to grow. Last year, stories about the city’s culinary scene appeared in […]

Otis Twelve | The Evolution of a Sports Fan | Omaha Magazine

Ars Gratia Artis

June 13, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion

“I don’t know art, but I know what I like.” That’s an old maxim that originated with Monty Python, or Archie Bunker, or Will Rogers, or Mark Twain, or North Carolina Sen. Jesse “liberals are […]

Nikki Perry sitting, holding son, Max, on lap

Legal CBD, Medical Cannabis, and in Between

February 22, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion, People

Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ulcerative colitis, PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, opioid addiction, severe and persistent muscle spasms, epilepsy, and seizures—these are some of the ailments that State Sen. Anna Wishart’s bill, LB110 (“Adopt the […]

Saving a Life, Chasing the Dream Houston Alexander Foundation

Saving a Life, Chasing the Dream

January 3, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Opinion, People

Houston Alexander knew that his first-born child would be a fighter from the moment he laid eyes on her. Elan, his daughter, was born with kidney disease. “We knew that one day she would need […]