5 Oct 2013

Surviving the government shutdown

Surviving the government shutdown

When Washington D.C. residents Mary Jo and Buzz booked their trip to Milwaukee earlier this year to attend their niece’s wedding, look they had no idea that they would travel under such bizarre and complicated circumstances. “We’re waiting to find out if he has a job when we get back,” says Mary Jo a few […]

30 Sep 2013

His shocking story sparks inspiration

His shocking story sparks inspiration

Ranachith “Ronnie” Yimsut is a genocide survivor, an orphan and a refugee. He is also a brother, husband, father, architect, author, teacher and social justice activist. But more than anything, Ronnie is an inspiration. I met Ronnie in the Cafe at the Pfister and I don’t think I have ever said fewer words during an […]

28 Sep 2013

Making waves at the Pfister

Making waves at the Pfister

When I found out I was named the new Pfister Narrator last April, I was super excited and couldn’t wait to share the news with my family. When I did, my 11-year-old son Kai River immediately asked, “Does the Pfister have a pool?” I told them, yes, there was a pool on the 23rd floor. […]

26 Sep 2013

Rekindling at the Pfister

Rekindling at the Pfister

Sometimes, buy it takes a while to get it right. My own life taught me this. It wasn’t until I was 35 that I started living life authentically – the way that was best for me despite judgments of others. And lo and behold, try in being true to me, I found someone who is […]

19 Sep 2013

Oh, the people you meet when riding the elevator all evening

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Sometimes I like to play a little game in my life called “Crazy Person.” A couple of months ago I played this game and interviewed the Pfister lion. Then I played a round last Friday night and rode the hotel elevators for a couple of hours, drugstore asking anyone who got on or off where […]

16 Sep 2013

Newlyweds at 90

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Sure, lots of brides and grooms stay at the Pfister Hotel, but as 90-year-old newlyweds, Ernie and Harriet are quite special. Their unique situation was apparent to their families who lovingly helped plan their wedding – and it was also recognized by every guest in the Lobby Lounge on Saturday night. When the couple rolled through with […]