Omaha…

¬†¬†Omaha is perhaps my favorite city. It has a small town feel but is ripe with history and preservation. ¬†The sculptures strewn throughout the downtown area are awesome. It is also the home of the Durham Museum and Father Flanagan’s Boys Home. We spent four days there on two separate occasions and still haven’t seen all there is to see. For more pictures of Omaha … Continue reading Omaha…

The Right To Vote…

Omaha,NV – Native Americans The right to vote is the very bedrock of what it means to be American. One-person-One-vote balances the playing field (or at least it could) for representation in our government process. It is amazing to see how eventually all of us obtained the right to vote. For native-Americans and Women it didn’t come until a century ago. ¬†There are effort underway … Continue reading The Right To Vote…

Human Beings…

Omaha, NB -Durham Museum What makes American does not just include it bright side but also its dark side. I came across this sign in the Durham Museum in Omaha a few years ago. One of America’s dark sides was our treatment of the original inhabitants of our continent. As they were systematically being destroyed they were not even consider human beings. Killing a native … Continue reading Human Beings…

Re-purposing…

Omaha, NB – The Old Market The main tourist attraction in downtown Omaha is the Old Market district.¬† It is a several block area of re-purposed warehouses. They have been turned into¬† high quality restaurants and shops. It is quite American to take some old buildings and instead of tearing them down to use them for another business.¬† Many cities do that but none quite … Continue reading Re-purposing…

People Who Care

Omaha NB – Boys’ Town One of the critical parts of what is the heart of America are people who care and actually do something about it.. One of those people was a Catholic priest named Father Flanagan. He started a home for boys who were abandoned during the depression and that continues even today. Thankfully they now include girls too.¬† If you are ever … Continue reading People Who Care