21 Jun 2015

Of Fathers and Sons and Hugs

Of Fathers and Sons and Hugs

Joe and Simon hugged themselves into a booth at the Café at the Pfister on a Saturday afternoon. They stopped for a quick nosh before scrubbing up for a wedding on the 7th floor. These gents looked like they had invented hugging, viagra and I was immediately impressed. I watched this small miracle take place […]

11 Jun 2015

Regular Regulators Regulating Regularly

Regular Regulators Regulating Regularly

There is a certain juvenile streak in me that really, treatment really makes it hard to stop from asking one of the participants at the Mid-America Regulatory Commissioners Conference, “So what do you do to keep everyone regular?” But, I have a sense of decorum. I wear bow ties. And, yes, I’m just a little […]

18 May 2015

The Post In Which I Go To A Ladies Luncheon and Find This One Guy

The Post In Which I Go To A Ladies Luncheon and Find This One Guy

There was a ladies-only luncheon happening at the Pfister last week. Lots of smart, sickness successful, gorgeous women were dressed in red and came together for the American Heart Association’s 2015 Milwaukee Go Red for Women luncheon. And this guy. I don’t mean to treat this guy like some common piece of meat. His name […]

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?” […]

10 Feb 2015

Butter on a Plate & Hat Swapping in the Bathroom

Butter on a Plate & Hat Swapping in the Bathroom

The whole hotel is my beat so I’ve got to drift. I’ve got to find the swirled butter on the plate. Regard this spiraled stack of paper napkins. This miniscule, considered bit of hospitality intrigues me.  I like to chase the shadows of bicyclists with my camera from a height of 23 stories.   On weekends […]