28 Sep 2014

A Poem By LeVar Burton

Recently, Sharp Literacy, an organization devoted to the educational flourishment of urban children held a fundraiser at the Pfister. Actor LeVar Burton, who hosted all 26 years of Reading Rainbow on PBS spoke.   “My mom’s about four foot ten and a half, weighs about a buck and a quarter. I’m fifty-seven years old and […]

24 Sep 2014

So He Traveled Around Basting Turkeys

So He Traveled Around Basting Turkeys

Harold & Laura came into town to visit their son Michael who is graduating from the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s mechanical engineering program. The three of them took advantage of Doors Open Milwaukee to tour the tallest skyscraper in Milwaukee, then the Groehmann Museum where they met the real, living Mr. Groehmann in his office […]

20 Sep 2014

This Is His Fifth Wedding In Three Years

I’m drinking tropical hibiscus in the lounge when a woman enters the vicinity clopping her tongue like a horse along to the ambient music. I record this occurrence in my notebook, take a swig of tea, and stand to meet the clip clop woman so as to tell her how much I appreciate triumphal people […]

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 […]

12 Sep 2014

My IQ Is Higher Than Einstein’s

My IQ Is Higher Than Einstein’s

I weighed one pound fourteen ounces, pills carried four and a half months. I was the record until 1971. I was the size of a big tomato, except I was long you could put me in a shoebox. They put five months on my birth certificate but it was really four and a half, my […]

8 Sep 2014

A Cat, A Bat And Many A Diplomat.

A Cat, A Bat And Many A Diplomat.

The Wisconsin Humane Society is throwing a fundraiser, “An Old Hollywoof affair.”