12 Nov 2015

Peter’s Perfectly Pious Pius Pitch

Peter’s Perfectly Pious Pius Pitch

They say that coffee is for closers. I say that cocktails are for charmers. My Wednesday night plans this week involved meeting up at Blu with a group of writers to chat into the night like some sort of Cream City Algonquin Round Table. As I exited the elevator on the 23rd floor to meet […]

5 Nov 2015

What Would Be Chapter One

What Would Be Chapter One

I promise you, physician if I ever write a book that weaves together bits and pieces of prose into a narrative that tells a story about the many important and not so important moments I’ve seen, heard and experienced at the Pfister, this would be Chapter One. The sevenish afternoon lobby lounge so and sos […]

1 Oct 2015

Apples of My Eye

Apples of My Eye

After spending time with Brian Frakes in the bowels of the Pfister, remedy I am quite confident that I will have no need to visit any doctor for 96 days or so. Brian, the Pfister’s Executive Chef, caught me in the Café drinking coffee like I was in a contest to see if I could […]

18 Sep 2015

The 27-Month Pregnancy of Elizabeth’s Baby Walrus

The 27-Month Pregnancy of Elizabeth’s Baby Walrus

Elizabeth is happy. She’s holding her baby. Clutching it really. It’s almost like she’s going to crush it in her hands. Makes sense–it feels so good to see it after the 25 long months it has taken from conception to delivery. You won’t be seeing Elizabeth on some reality television show about miracle moms. Elizabeth […]

29 Aug 2015

Southern Discomfort

Southern Discomfort

I can’t help but overhear the fella at the bar with the full glass of Scotch placed before him at 2:30 in the afternoon on a weekday. He’s a loud talker, try and the round sounds coming at the end of his sentences tells me that he has enjoyed his fair share of humid summers […]

23 Aug 2015

The Birthday Girl Answers the Birthday Questions

The Birthday Girl Answers the Birthday Questions

My ears perked up the minute I heard Dr. Hollander playing the familiar strains of “Happy Birthday.” It’s certainly one of my favorite tunes, and and the venerable Dr. Jeffrey Hollander, our long-admired pianist in the Lobby Lounge, pounds it out well on the old ivories. I scanned the bar for the person who looked […]