7 Jun 2015

It Is Never Too Late for the Wrap Party

It Is Never Too Late for the Wrap Party

Leda raises a glass of white wine to her lips and smiles as the crisp, advice cold vino finally makes its way down her throat. It’s been a long, long wait, and she is savoring the moment as the glimmering lights of the Milwaukee skyline serve as her backdrop. Leda is a stage director who […]

3 Jun 2015

The Brunchers, or Mooning Over Each Other and Some Eggs

The Brunchers, or Mooning Over Each Other and Some Eggs

As a baby, nurse Ted screamed during his christening party some 73 years ago filling the 7th floor with bouncing baby echoes. As a boy Ted walked to school past the entrance to the Pfister every day in awe of the obvious grandeur inside. As a man of distinction, Ted wisely understands that the best […]

27 Apr 2015

You see the woman in the nude shag dress?

You see the woman in the nude shag dress?

When the professional ballroom dancers come en masse to the Pfister, expect to find several crystals strewn across the bathroom floor, shed from their glistening, parrot colored ensembles that induce the ordinary citizens in the café around them to exclaim, “Ah my god, I can’t believe it!” I go up to the source, the infestation […]

21 Apr 2015

The Hard Part About Living In Costa Rica

The Hard Part About Living In Costa Rica

I meet her in the elevator and she says she recently moved to Costa Rica. I ask the Costa Rican ex-patriot for a story and she tells me that she is not a very interesting, site story-rich person. I whine, “Come on, you live in Costa Rica! Haven’t you seen some crazy wildlife down there?” […]

15 Apr 2015

She Pauses To Nibble On Her Pickle

She Pauses To Nibble On Her Pickle

“You have to travel with people who want to explore otherwise everything is constructed, pills ” warns Louise. She pauses to nibble on her pickle, and contemplate those frequent trips she has made to visit her family in Barbados. The last time she went down there with non-explorers they whined every time they left the […]

3 Apr 2015

This Is Not The Real Dance

This Is Not The Real Dance

Sisters came in from New York to attend the wedding and to show off their Wedding Dance. They are choreographing their piece right now on the exquisite carpet that urges all who come here to at least sashay at least slightly even if it is so slight that no one notices because you are an […]