14 May 2016

My Door Was Always Open: Mother’s Day Brunch, Part III

My Door Was Always Open: Mother’s Day Brunch, Part III

Continued from the previous post entitled “We Are a Corporation”: MERCEDES, who now lives on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has been coming to the Pfister for many years since her daughter MARIA moved to Milwaukee from the South Bronx almost twenty years ago.  This winter, she came to Milwaukee to support MARIA through back surgery, […]

13 May 2016

We Are a Corporation: Mother’s Day Brunch, Part II

We Are a Corporation: Mother’s Day Brunch, Part II

Set in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Pfister Hotel, in present day Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Two gigantic chandeliers divide the room, which is framed in gold, with walls covered in Victorian art.  A Puerto Rican family with American roots in the South Bronx and Manhattan’s Lower East Side dominates a table toward the back of […]

10 May 2016

Thirteen Blackbirds: Mother’s Day Brunch, Part I

Thirteen Blackbirds: Mother’s Day Brunch, Part I

In the days leading up to the Pfister’s famous Mother’s Day brunch this past Sunday, I began wondering why we brunch in the first place. I knew that the word was a portmanteau of “breakfast” and “lunch.”  And I remembered gorging (I mean, feasting) on scrumptious delights in Las Vegas–filling plates with eggs benedict, haricot […]

25 Apr 2016

We Are The Sesame Street of All Hotels, People

We Are The Sesame Street of All Hotels, People

I am a man of a certain age who is able to proudly claim to have been raised in part through the counting, alphabetizing, and sharing lessons regularly doled out on the standard bearer for all great children’s programming, good old Sesame Street. Even into my forties, I still have bold images of the residents […]

31 Mar 2016

All You Ever Needed to Know About My Impending Demise

All You Ever Needed to Know About My Impending Demise

My friends, the end is near. My ink is about to run out as The Pfister Narrator. I’ve been thinking about this day ever since May 1, 2015. That’s the day I started this journey, and if I had been given a book right then and there that was an account of my year to […]

22 Mar 2016

This Was Already Probably Read by Someone in the Cyber World Before I Even Wrote It

This Was Already Probably Read by Someone in the Cyber World Before I Even Wrote It

What I don’t know about cyber security could fill like 72 1-terabyte hard drives. Well, I guess now, after a recent Pfister event, you can make that 71 ½. I was recently able to slightly fill in my cyber security knowledge gap because of my visit with the whip smart wags attending the 1st Annual […]