15 Sep 2014

The Pinecone Shaped Doorknob on the Seventh Floor

The Pinecone Shaped Doorknob on the Seventh Floor

The suit store, Roger Stevens will cease to exist at the end of this month after its four decades at the Pfister. Everything is for sale.  Everything. EverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverything. EverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverything.   But NOT the elk head. That one they tell me is on loan. I show all these manly goods to Wes because he is a […]

4 Sep 2014

The Absinthe Minded Confusion Fusion

My recorder has stored a highly detailed 16 minute and 12 second description of a book this man read a couple decades ago.  It is the autobiography of Bernard Baruch, a wall street guy who hung out at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in the 1930’s.  The description would have been even longer had I not […]

18 Aug 2014

This Was During The Depression

This Was During The Depression

Eleanore ate salad at the Mason Street Grill last Friday, in honor of her mother, a woman named Blanche, “she was a honey” born around 1892. When honey Blanche grew up she worked for a time making the most popular salads at the Pfister so great were her salads that President Teddy Roosevelt asked to […]

13 Jul 2014

Pineapples Visit Sauerkraut Boulevard

Pineapples Visit Sauerkraut Boulevard

Mark and Delores (who have a German last name) are here from Miami. They are getting the German Milwaukee experience. They toured the Pabst Mansion, did a beer tasting and are asking who Captain Pabst (Pabst beer’s founder) was close friends with. Honestly, I don’t know.* Delores bought a T-shirt from Mader’s, Milwaukee’s classic German […]

6 Jul 2014

How Young Paul Got His Name

How Young Paul Got His Name

One day I plop down on the couch near a woman and her family because they look like they are having a riotous conversation and I want in. The woman is having tea with her former boss and her children. She cackles at my idea of him as the father of her children. “He’s actually […]

5 Jun 2014

They Seem Very Busy

They Seem Very Busy

The woman does not want to be identified. The woman can make you an iced coffee. The woman frequently makes me an earl grey with a side of questions concerning Harry Potter.   She first read Harry Potter as a high school student back in her homeland, viagra the third major island of the Philippines’ […]