Thank you for following my blog on The Pfister Hotel website. I hope you’re enjoying the variety of stories: jazz and graduations, art and hearts, jazz and justice. There are many more to come, so stay tuned! There are also a few things that you can do to make the blog more dynamic, more of a conversation:
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- JOIN ME in conversation about the stories that emerge from my time at the Hotel.
One of my goals in the next twelve months is to create conversations and connections between guests to this blog. I invite you, then, to RESPOND whenever you can to the questions I pose in the Comments section at the end of each post, typically a question or prompt inspired by the people I’ve met. I want to hear your stories, too! To date, here are the questions I’ve posted, with a link to the posts.
I hope to hear from you soon!
Synergy: Performance, Art, & Service (June 20, 2016)
What lessons does Milwaukee need to learn in order to achieve peace and equity? What can we do individually and collectively to bring change?
“It Doesn’t Take a Lot of Money to Be Nice” (June 16, 2016)
If you could do anything or be with anyone for 65 years, what or who would it be?
Jazz Virgin (June 12, 2016)
What’s one thing you can teach me about jazz that I don’t know? I know nothing!
“You Can’t Take My Bones” (May 30, 2016)
What do YOU hope to still possess when you’re older?
“It Takes a Village to Raise a Dentist” (May 22, 2016)
You’re giving a commencement speech to this year’s graduates (of any class). What’s your theme? What’s your advice?
How will you (or do you) listen to the “hearts inside you” and re-charge your heart and life?
What Did You Create Today? (May 18, 2016)
How do you define art?
How does art define you?
How is art a joining, a fitting together?
How are you an artist?
What did you create today?
How are you a performer?
What do you provide the world?
What do you produce?
What have you helped make come true?
Who or what inspires or inspired you?
Who or what do you inspire?
Who or what sustains your daily breath?
Who or what lights a fire in you?
An Introduction: Prequel No. 2 (May 2, 2016)
Who or what inspires YOU? Who or what has most influenced YOUR vocation? How would you describe your OWN voice, or unique style? What was a time when YOU were brave, creatively speaking?
An Introduction: Prequel No. 1 (May 1, 2016)
When have you, perhaps in a moment of weakness like mine, made an assumption about another person that surprised you once you learned the truth?