Too Old For Santa’s Knee
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Too Old For Santa’s Knee

The day after Thanksgiving, Santa makes an appearance at the Pfister Hotel the same evening as the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  That’s great, kids love the opportunity to tell the man direct what it is they wish for.  But what about everyone else?  Once you grow up you still want things.   And perhaps more […]

“What Are You Doing For Thanksgiving?”
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“What Are You Doing For Thanksgiving?”

  The following people shared their Thanksgiving Plans:   Name: Ariana Location: Artist studio Context: One Pfister Artist Niki’s interns, drugstore Arianna spent her day crocheting condoms into upholstery for Niki’s fainting couch. “I’m going to my fake aunt’s house. I actually met her on the bus, recipe the green line by the Pick ‘N […]

Employee Benefit Implementors Ruminate While Sipping Glog
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Employee Benefit Implementors Ruminate While Sipping Glog

The following monologue was created from a conversation I had with two women as they waited for Val to serve them some hot glog. Note: multiple voices and perspectives speak as one.   We’re not down here too often we work in Brookfield and have clients here so we’re not here usually for drinking except […]

Sevens And Apples
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Sevens And Apples

  Right now in the Mystery that is the Pfistery, there is a basket out in the lobby a tisket, a tasket of apples, all sized small enough to keep inside my blazer pocket my pocket’s apple is named King David cause I’m told these are King David’s Apples an heirloom variety individually selected by […]

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Eavesdropping in the Pfister

I am sitting in Blu by myself so that no one will distract me as I eavesdrop in on the conversations. Some old ladies are giggling about martinis. An old man is taking all the plush chairs away from my table to build a nest for all his companions. One of them asks, decease “How […]

A Love Letter From the Man With a Kind Smile
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A Love Letter From the Man With a Kind Smile

One day I’m typing in the lobby when a man approaches me. He has a kind face, one that appears illuminated from within by what I’d guess to be a gentle, prolonged love relationship. He just looks easeful and friendly. He inquires as to what I’m doing with a typewriter. When I tell him that […]

The Men Still Sit With Their Songbirds
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The Men Still Sit With Their Songbirds

Mauriah has asymmetrical green bangs, buy viagra but you can’t see them too well in the shady nighttime of Blu. She orders a moscow mule and tells me that she felt really safe when she lived in Taiwan. Sure, scooters and bicycles got stolen but even then the thieves were only borrowing, what was yours […]

The Newest American Citizen of All
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The Newest American Citizen of All

Ilda became an American Citizen today in the courthouse across the street from the Pfister. She had to pledge her allegiance to the flag, and swear an oath and then was given an envelope that contained her official paperwork along with a letter signed by the President. It is 6:30 p.m. and she has been […]

She Works 7 Days A Week As A Fashion Designer
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She Works 7 Days A Week As A Fashion Designer

“My biggest bugaboo is blue jeans, advice sweatshirts, flat shoes. I can’t stand it. Every time I get on an airplane, I’m over in Italy, I’m over in Paris, I’m over London, I can tell without even asking which gate I’m supposed to go to where the Americans are they have blue jeans, sweatshirts, flat […]

Pin the Eagle On the Mother
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Pin the Eagle On the Mother

Five moments of learning from the past week at the Pfister.   1. A kid from Chicago comes to my typewriter and gawks. I allow him to type whatever he wants: “HAa Liamisthe greatest Pat and Kerianne suck and wish they could do this hahah”   2. A girl comes up and I also explain […]