22 Sep 2017

Keep Your Eyes Wide Open | Jane McDonald | Senior Copywriter, Bader Rutter

Keep Your Eyes Wide Open | Jane McDonald | Senior Copywriter, Bader Rutter

I’m seated in the Pfister, trying to look at ease with my guest narrator sign, hoping a random stranger or two might sidle up and share an interesting anecdote or two. I try to look friendly and approachable, saying “hi” and smiling. I see shiny brass racks of freshly pressed shirts roll by, followed by […]

20 Sep 2017

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister isn’t too old to change. It’s growing into the perfect place to engage with books and others who love them, and this was very apparent at our book club meeting last Thursday. 45 of us (!!) gathered to discuss The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor, and just like that, we outgrew the Pfister […]

15 Sep 2017

Roots | Nicole Adrian | PR Team Leader at Bader Rutter

Roots | Nicole Adrian | PR Team Leader at Bader Rutter

Everyone has them. Some people embrace them, while others want to forget about theirs and move on — or establish new ones. Roots. Spending time at the Pfister makes me think about my roots. There’s something about being in such a regal, historic building — one that’s a cornerstone of my hometown — that makes […]

12 Sep 2017

A Woman By Herself: Being Astonished with Margaret Muza

A Woman By Herself: Being Astonished with Margaret Muza

When Margaret Muza is developing a tintype, she expects a sort of miracle staring back at her. She’s pleased with a photo when its subject, who is usually huddled next to her around the plastic tray she swirls “fixer” chemicals in to coat the tintype and finish the developing process, gasps as their image surfaces. […]

8 Sep 2017

The Ring | Nico Cialdini | Creative Director at Bader Rutter

The Ring | Nico Cialdini | Creative Director at Bader Rutter

The bartender’s ring is nothing special. It’s just one that fits. She bought it because her hands are really big. Frankly, enormous. That’s what she says anyway. I hold my hand up for comparison. Her fingers decently measure to my outstretched hand. Not that big. I saw the same ring a few minutes ago. It […]

6 Sep 2017

Stacks of Story

Stacks of Story

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” -Joan Didion There are far too many stories swirling around the Pfister to ever write them all. Because I’m a firm believer that everyone’s life is worthy of reflection, that we all have beautiful stories to tell even when we can’t easily articulate them, I also know […]