25 Aug 2016

Cordial of Wisdom | August 2016

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 […]

27 Jul 2016

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

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 […]

22 Jul 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued

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 […]

13 Jul 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued

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 […]

7 Jul 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued

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, […]

4 Jul 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued

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. […]