Cordial of Wisdom | August 2016
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Cordial of Wisdom | August 2016

Last month I offered the first “Cordial of Wisdom” from behind the bar in the Lobby Lounge, featuring the imaginative, pun-laden, talismanic words of wisdom of Val, who has been with the Hotel for decades.  Today, I offer you Thomas.  At first, he smiled and said, with so much conviction, “I think I’m too young to […]

COMING SOON!  A SPECIAL RETIREMENT TONIGHT, PLUS THE TEXTURES OF GALLERY NIGHT . . .
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COMING SOON! A SPECIAL RETIREMENT TONIGHT, PLUS THE TEXTURES OF GALLERY NIGHT . . .

STAY TUNED! Rocman “Roc” Whitesell retires from The Pfister Hotel tonight at 10:00 pm after 18 years of service as Concierge.  I got a chance to talk to him a few hours before he hung up his uniform.  Roc affirmed in my a belief in and celebration of ignorance–there is so much that we don’t know […]

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued
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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued

This woman is a state legislator from North Dakota.  She and her husband were enjoying some sit-at-the-bar time after a long week for her at a Council of State Governments conference. We are happiest when we travel.  We were in Dublin this spring, and this fall, we’re going to Iceland then London.  One of our […]

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued
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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued

Two buddies from college in Indiana attended a wedding of a friend at the Milwaukee Art Museum this past weekend.  They both spoke about the happiest moments in their lives.  Guess which one is which. 🙂 Brian: People think I’m the ‘Wedding Grinch.’  But the happiest day of my life was calling my wedding off 17 […]

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued
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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued

JULY 2016 EDITION When do you feel most alive?   When do you feel the freest?   How do you pursue happiness?   Feel free to send me a photo and an anecdote (more questions here) to hotelnarrator@gmail.com! The following letter was sent to me by Marie Foote, who divides her time between San José, Costa Rica, and Denver: “Hello Dominic, […]

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued
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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued

When do you feel most alive?   When do you feel the freest?   How do you pursue happiness?   Feel free to send me a photo and an anecdote (more questions here) to hotelnarrator@gmail.com “I feel most alive when I’m at my peak, with my home life, my love life, my work life.  And also with my wealth. […]

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER Teaser (Guess the Human!)
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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER Teaser (Guess the Human!)

I met some fun Humans today at Blu and the Lobby Lounge. I’m preparing their stories for the next installment of HUMANS OF THE PFISTER (HOTP): LIFE, LIBERTY, & HAPPINESS, but for now, here’s a preview of their beautiful faces. Can you guess which of these HOTP said the following? a. “I feel most alive when I’m […]

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Life, Liberty, & Happiness
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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Life, Liberty, & Happiness

JULY 2016 EDITION This month, I am beginning a series called Humans of The Pfister (or HOTP for short), inspired by the prolific Brandon Stanton and his blog series Humans of New York (HONY), which captures the lives and experiences of hundreds and hundreds of New Yorkers in stunning photographs and anecdotes.  His HONY “photographic census” […]

Let’s Make This Blog Dynamic: Join Me In Conversation
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Let’s Make This Blog Dynamic: Join Me In Conversation

Hello, readers! Thank you for following my blog on The Pfister Hotel website.  I hope you’re enjoying the variety of stories: jazz and graduations, art and hearts, jazz and justice.  There are many more to come, so stay tuned!  There are also a few things that you can do to make the blog more dynamic, […]

Jazz Virgin
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Jazz Virgin

I admit it.  I’m a jazz virgin. But The Pfister Hotel is going to initiate me. At the Mason Street Grill on Wednesday evening, after listening to part of a set by the Jamie Breiwick/Mark Davis Duo, I snuck up to a table where a woman was sitting alone. Her companion had just temporarily vacated his […]