14 Jan 2018

The Pfister Book Club Begins the New Year with New York

The Pfister Book Club Begins the New Year with New York

Lillian Boxfish is an 84 year old woman who spent her New Years Eve traipsing around New York City, reminiscing about her remarkable life and advertising career played out in the city she loved.  Our Pfister Book Club celebrated the threshold of a new year with the gumption-filled voice of Lillian Boxfish, a dessert fit […]

11 Jan 2018

Taste

Taste

  In the fall, she forages for morels deep in the woods. In the watery cool of spring, she seeks mushrooms with jaunty names, Hen of the Woods. She will prepare and serve up the forest as a savory mushroom stroganoff. For many years as a girl Food was her enemy. As she warred against […]

7 Jan 2018

Just Two Kids in Love: How to Stay Married

Just Two Kids in Love: How to Stay Married

When they were 15, Gene and Loren were classmates at the single high school in their county. They often crossed paths in the same “smart kid classes”.  In what was likely the only time studious Loren didn’t complete her homework, she asked Gene to tell her the answer to a question about A Separate Peace. […]

2 Jan 2018

Rumbling Thru

Rumbling Thru

They thundered through the tiny town in southern Illinois, riding several wide and making the pavement thrum with power. He was five years old. When the line of motorcycles rumbled past his house, he ran outside to stand on the front lawn and watch them pass. All the neighbors were doing the same thing; it […]

21 Dec 2017

We Wish For Love and Crayons

We Wish For Love and Crayons

Christmas is familiar.  The baby crying in the stable cold, angels heralding, twinkle lights, snow and laughter and cookies baking, tiny velvet dresses and boxes shaken with glee, glittery oats flung on the lawn and stockings and carols.  There’s a joy and comfort in doing the same things in the same way every year. And […]

19 Dec 2017

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

She could not fathom the hexagonal miracle of snowflakes formed from clouds, crystallized fern and feather that tumble down to light on a coat sleeve, white stars melting even as they strike.  How did such force and beauty come to be in something so small and fleeting and unknowable?  You did not have to understand […]