Looks Like We Got Us A Failure

October 3, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

We all know the old quote. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” This kind of persistence is considered a virtue, especially when one is engaged in a noble pursuit like trying to […]

Chloe

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Humor, Publications

Rat Terrier. Hates cats. Free. When Joe Horejsi saw this ad in the Thrifty Nickel, he could never had anticipated the impact it would have on his personal and professional life. Horejsi is the owner […]

A Hole Truth

Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

There are two things everybody has…” Those are the wise words of my grandfather, Johannes, who hated Kaiser Bill, loved bacon ends, and worked the hard soil of northern Iowa for most of his life. […]

The Revenge of the Lawn

July 20, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Being a suburbanite—a classification that gnaws at the very fabric of my bohemian soul—I find myself more and more obsessed with the vegetation that surrounds my mid-century modern home. It is as if there is […]

Monkeying Around

July 6, 2016 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

You would think Omaha, safely ensconced in the Midwest, where no monkeys come from, wouldn’t have much of a monkey problem. But Omaha history is surprisingly full of problematic monkeys and apes—here are just a […]

Get Lost

December 4, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

We pause now for a moment of silence in memory of the plethora, the genus, phylum, and species of old jokes japing the male’s propensity to stubbornly refuse to ask for help on the way to […]

Never Get Involved With a Writer

October 20, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Never… Ever… Never, never, get involved with a writer. Now, that is not to say that writers are not nice people.  Many of them are perfectly decent sorts, especially when they are sleeping.  It’s in […]

Saying Yes to Improv

July 31, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Humor, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 The Encounter. As soon as the word “morph” came up, I knew I was going to be in trouble. My improv workshop with Dylan Rohde, the founder and co-owner of […]

My Daily Wake

July 17, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, Humor, Omaha Magazine, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 Omaha Magazine. I get up every weekday morning at 10 minutes after three. Let me repeat, it’s very dark, sometimes very cold, and always very, very, very, early in […]

Oh Dear!

June 26, 2015 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Humor, Parenting, Publications

It’s summertime and I’m taking full advantage of the fact that my kids are preteens and sleeping in. Camp Mom is pretty laid back and the kids seem to appreciate it. Yesterday, I filled up […]