6 Dec 2016

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA | December 3, 2016 | What Do You Want From Santa? (Adult Version)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA | December 3, 2016 | What Do You Want From Santa? (Adult Version)

Breakfast With Santa, December 3, 2016 On the day after Thanksgiving, the Pfister Christmas tree was lit and Santa arrived to the applause of adults, the squeals of children, and the caroling of madrigals in the packed lobby.  But Santa didn’t return to the North Pole right away.  Instead, for the next three Saturdays, Mr. […]

29 Nov 2016

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space, Cont’d

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space, Cont’d

In today’s edition of Plume Service Vol. 1, you’ll read different stories inspired by the same painting. The Olive Branch and Stone  by Zoë Lindstrom (aka Countess Zoëlla Germaine) Blue wind, Yesterday you were our enemy. We rolled our hearts with the old sea– salt monster– the nets yielding unspoken things. Ochre sun and stone, such strangers […]

26 Oct 2016

PLUME SERVICE: Bringing the Art to Life

PLUME SERVICE: Bringing the Art to Life

If these walls could talk… Over 80 Victorian paintings and other art pieces grace the walls of The Pfister Hotel, an impressive art collection worth more than the original cost of the Hotel in 1893.  It is considered to be the largest collection of Victorian art in any hotel in the world.  Each art piece […]

31 Jul 2016

Gallery Night: Interpreting the Textures in Our Lives

Gallery Night: Interpreting the Textures in Our Lives

It is what it is.  Perception. It is what it is not.  Metaphor. My mother used to like to recount how one day in preschool, a classmate approached me and asked me, “What are you?”  Yes, “what” not “who.”  As my mother and teacher eavesdropped, I’m told that I (and this is all my mother, […]

23 Jun 2016

Synergy: Performance, Art, & Service (Part III)

Synergy: Performance, Art, & Service (Part III)

PART III This is Part 3 of “Synergy: Performance, Art, & Service.”  In the first two parts, I recounted my experiences at 371 Productions live performance of their radio/podcast show Precious Lives and how their call to stem the tide of gun violence intersects with the Origin8 abstract art show in The Pfister’s Pop-Up Gallery […]

22 May 2016

“It Takes a Village to Raise a Dentist”

“It Takes a Village to Raise a Dentist”

I was sitting at my little bean-shaped Narrator table on the lobby landing today, finishing another story, when I noticed the tell-tale signs that a graduation had just occurred: flat black boards and flowing black gowns.  Then the inevitable hat hair (only on the guys, of course).  I couldn’t tell if they were high school […]