27 Feb 2012

The Weekend of Promise Rings

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Saturday afternoon I was hanging out in Shelby’s studio watching her work on a painting of the Milwaukee Art Museum. She was searching to find her way through the piece. A stroke here, a stroke there. Step back, consider. Wipe with a moist towel, then determine another stroke. Having this rare intersection between a writer […]

25 Feb 2012

“Not that kind of guy” (A post-Well Spa massage poem; as overheard)

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  “Not that kind of guy”     I don’t normally do this.   Any other Thursday afternoon this time of year I’m in the office until the sky is dark walking to my car.     The glass of champagne -well it was included. Part of a gift certificate my wife bought for me. […]

24 Feb 2012

24 Hours: Family at the Pfister

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Ok, here’s the plan. (Trumpets, please.) 24 hours. The whole family. Take on as much of the Pfister as we possibly can. Take pictures and let you share in the fun.   Ready… Set…   Wait…not just yet!   OK…   GO!                           […]

23 Feb 2012

Shelby Keefe reflects on her time as the Pfister Hotel’s resident artist

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Shelby Keefe has been the Pfister’s resident artist since April 2011. As all great things eventually come to an end, her studio torch will be passed to Timothy Westbrook in April 2012. Shelby and I had been trying to get together and talk for a few weeks and it turned out to be a good […]

14 Feb 2012

For St. Valentine’s Day, and every other day of the week

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Years ago when I was fumbling through my way through working in computers. Our department traveled to sites across the country to perform computer installation and repair. When traveling most of our coworkers liked to eat at big restaurant chains, I gather the familiarity brought them comfort. Being 19, all this traveling was exciting (even […]

11 Feb 2012

Reflections of Remarkable Milwaukee

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Last Monday January 28th an event was held at the historic Pabst Theater,which is just a stroll down the avenue from the Pfister and Intercontinental. The evening was titled Remarkable Milwaukee and gathered many of Milwaukee’s innovative business leaders, successful creative types, and championing envisionistas. The group relaxed on stage while seated on Victorian couches to discuss their […]