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Lynne Purdy standing with jacket, horizontal

Lynne M. Purdy

January 1, 2020 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Omaha Magazine

I am 62, but I feel like I am 42. I was born in Omaha and grew up near the now closed St. Richard’s Catholic School in North Omaha, until my parents moved the family […]

Edwin Jochim in his home

Edwin Jochim

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Omaha Magazine

I am 18 years older than my 1957 T-bird. I’m a “steady Eddie,” meaning I don’t cuss, smoke, or drink. What you see is what you get. I’m a hard worker who is still working […]

Tom Murnan

Thomas Riley Murnan

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Omaha Magazine

I went to grade school at St. John’s, near Creighton University, and later went to Creighton Prep before attending the university. To pay for college, I worked as a garage door installer at the family […]

Camille A. Brown dancer Timothy Edwards

January/February 2020 Calendar of Events

Michael Johnson photographed at Petshop

Downtown Disruptor

December 31, 2019 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine

Michael Johnson sat in an abstract, red and white bird costume as an audience gathered around. Blue and pink streamers and an “It’s A Boy” banner hung in confident festivity. Johnson revealed a needle; this […]

David Murphy at home

A Timeless Voice

Posted In: Health, Music, Omaha Magazine, People

A self-described creator of “original songs and gibberish,” David P. Murphy is a jack of all trades—and master of them all. Writing is writing, Murphy insists. Listening to the torch songs, tributes, and satirical asides […]

Michelle Kaiser, MarQ Manner, Becky Grey

Losing Weight, Gaining Perspective

Posted In: Health, Omaha Magazine, People

Fibromyalgia. Fatty liver disease. Seizures. Depression. Raynaud syndrome. Walking pneumonia. These ailments plagued Michelle Kaiser day in and day out for a decade. Even her resting hours were disrupted by back spasms. It was enough […]

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January/February 2020 Between the Lines

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Leo Adam Biga—Contributing Writer Biga is an old lion of Omaha journalism. In a 36-year career he’s reported on the arts and culture scene, and on social justice issues in his hometown. He’s known for […]

Diving In and Pushing Through

Posted In: Fitness, Omaha Magazine

A moment before Robert Chandler completes a dive—inches and milliseconds before his fingers break the surface tension and he slips between air and water—the doubts and uncertainty of his own limitations snap to silence and […]

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Shock Yourself Thin

Posted In: History, Omaha Magazine

What’s rare is beautiful. Drop Chris Hemsworth back in Shakespeare’s day, and no matter the Australian hunk’s 21st-century attractiveness, 16th-century folks would probably consider him plain. Everyone was ripped back then because everyone was starving. […]