20 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | Former Artist-in-Residence Stephanie Barenz Navigates a New Old Space

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | Former Artist-in-Residence Stephanie Barenz Navigates a New Old Space

While Artist-in-Residence Pamela M. Anderson was enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Colorado to see the Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibit at the Denver Art Museum last week, she left the studio in good hands: Stephanie Barenz, the Hotel’s 5th Artist-in-Residence in 2013-14.  Stephanie exhibited some of her own paintings over the weekend, just in time for Doors […]

15 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | “Is That All There Is?”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | “Is That All There Is?”

In between his sets at the Mason Street Grill this Monday–where he plays every Monday from 5:30-9pm–Chicago jazz pianist Joel Burt and I talked a little about his musical journey and, using a bit of interpretive poetic license, about the most important question any learner can ask: “Is that all there is?” Getting here has […]

14 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School | “Accessing Our Own Greatness”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School | “Accessing Our Own Greatness”

NOTE: The owner of these words declined to have her picture taken at Mason Street Grill, but I have sent off an email to her assistant to acquire an official photo.  What I can tell you is that this talented and educated woman works globally in leadership development, working with both individuals and major corporations. […]

4 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back To School | “Finding My Path”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back To School | “Finding My Path”

This gentleman was visiting The Pfister for his birthday and meeting a friend of 40 years to celebrate and reminisce.  While he waited for his friend, he shared a portion of the difficult but rewarding work he used to do as a mental health professional. My dad was a businessman in Big Bay, Michigan, so […]

4 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back To School | “The Ultimate Disrupter”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back To School | “The Ultimate Disrupter”

I own a stem cell lab in Madison.  I’m the President and co-founder of RMS with Dr. Jon Odorico.  We’ve been in business for six years–and we’re curing diabetes.  I presented to the FDA in March and now we’re required to do two years of animal research. One of the biggest Aha! moments for us […]

4 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back to School | “Mantras”

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | September 2016 | Back to School | “Mantras”

My mother was a 3rd grade teacher in MPS for 35 years.  She was committed to working in the inner city.  I, however, would help her out one day a year–and I couldn’t do it! I loved the way she would instill her wisdom on me.  It was very subtle.  Her mantras were: (1) This too […]