20 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | Former Artist-in-Residence Stephanie Barenz Navigates a New Old Space

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | Former Artist-in-Residence Stephanie Barenz Navigates a New Old Space

While Artist-in-Residence Pamela M. Anderson was enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Colorado to see the Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibit at the Denver Art Museum last week, she left the studio in good hands: Stephanie Barenz, the Hotel’s 5th Artist-in-Residence in 2013-14.  Stephanie exhibited some of her own paintings over the weekend, just in time for Doors […]

15 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | “Is That All There Is?”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | “Is That All There Is?”

In between his sets at the Mason Street Grill this Monday–where he plays every Monday from 5:30-9pm–Chicago jazz pianist Joel Burt and I talked a little about his musical journey and, using a bit of interpretive poetic license, about the most important question any learner can ask: “Is that all there is?” Getting here has […]

14 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School | “Accessing Our Own Greatness”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School | “Accessing Our Own Greatness”

NOTE: The owner of these words declined to have her picture taken at Mason Street Grill, but I have sent off an email to her assistant to acquire an official photo.  What I can tell you is that this talented and educated woman works globally in leadership development, working with both individuals and major corporations. […]

6 Sep 2016

We’re Going to Get Out of This: LSU Fans Reflect on Fixing the Floods and More

We’re Going to Get Out of This: LSU Fans Reflect on Fixing the Floods and More

I’ve never seen the Lobby Lounge as crowded as it was last Friday afternoon.  The night before, a streak (which is what a group of tigers is called) of Louisiana State University fans descended upon The Pfister and other local hotels, eating and drinking their way to Saturday morning’s mass bus ride to Lambeau Field. […]

4 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back To School | “Finding My Path”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back To School | “Finding My Path”

This gentleman was visiting The Pfister for his birthday and meeting a friend of 40 years to celebrate and reminisce.  While he waited for his friend, he shared a portion of the difficult but rewarding work he used to do as a mental health professional. My dad was a businessman in Big Bay, Michigan, so […]

4 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back To School | “The Ultimate Disrupter”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back To School | “The Ultimate Disrupter”

I own a stem cell lab in Madison.  I’m the President and co-founder of RMS with Dr. Jon Odorico.  We’ve been in business for six years–and we’re curing diabetes.  I presented to the FDA in March and now we’re required to do two years of animal research. One of the biggest Aha! moments for us […]