24 Sep 2014

So He Traveled Around Basting Turkeys

So He Traveled Around Basting Turkeys

Harold & Laura came into town to visit their son Michael who is graduating from the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s mechanical engineering program. The three of them took advantage of Doors Open Milwaukee to tour the tallest skyscraper in Milwaukee, then the Groehmann Museum where they met the real, living Mr. Groehmann in his office […]

20 Sep 2014

This Is His Fifth Wedding In Three Years

I’m drinking tropical hibiscus in the lounge when a woman enters the vicinity clopping her tongue like a horse along to the ambient music. I record this occurrence in my notebook, take a swig of tea, and stand to meet the clip clop woman so as to tell her how much I appreciate triumphal people […]

8 Sep 2014

A Cat, A Bat And Many A Diplomat.

A Cat, A Bat And Many A Diplomat.

The Wisconsin Humane Society is throwing a fundraiser, “An Old Hollywoof affair.”                

19 Jun 2014

“We are staying here for the junk mail conference.”

“We are staying here for the junk mail conference.”

Some days I’ll consult the hotel’s itinerary and try out other people’s conferences. Recently, I attended the Printing and Mailing Conference. They had “dimensional packaging sessions,” and forums on why LinkedIn is important. Though I have a profile on there I still don’t know why LinkedIn is important. I should have paid more attention, but […]

18 Dec 2013

‘Twas the night before Pfist-mas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, health and all through the Pfister a few creatures were stirring, some misses, some misters.     The stockings were hung without a single demand and stuffed with the sounds from the piano man’s hands.     A few guests were asleep in pillow-topped beds with visions of lions roaming […]

15 Dec 2013

From facelifts to world peace: What Pfister guests want for the holidays

From facelifts to world peace: What Pfister guests want for the holidays

A couple of nights ago, I went to the Pfister’s Lobby Bar and Blu and randomly asked visitors and guests what they wanted for the holidays. “You know, if I were Santa or Oprah and the sky was the limit,” I said. I was surprised, amused and touched by peoples’ responses to my question. Here […]