HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Continued
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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. […]

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER Teaser (Guess the Human!)
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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER Teaser (Guess the Human!)

I met some fun Humans today at Blu and the Lobby Lounge. I’m preparing their stories for the next installment of HUMANS OF THE PFISTER (HOTP): LIFE, LIBERTY, & HAPPINESS, but for now, here’s a preview of their beautiful faces. Can you guess which of these HOTP said the following? a. “I feel most alive when I’m […]

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Life, Liberty, & Happiness
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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JULY 2016 | Life, Liberty, & Happiness

JULY 2016 EDITION This month, I am beginning a series called Humans of The Pfister (or HOTP for short), inspired by the prolific Brandon Stanton and his blog series Humans of New York (HONY), which captures the lives and experiences of hundreds and hundreds of New Yorkers in stunning photographs and anecdotes.  His HONY “photographic census” […]

Synergy: Performance, Art, & Service (Part III)
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Synergy: Performance, Art, & Service (Part III)

PART III This is Part 3 of “Synergy: Performance, Art, & Service.”  In the first two parts, I recounted my experiences at 371 Productions live performance of their radio/podcast show Precious Lives and how their call to stem the tide of gun violence intersects with the Origin8 abstract art show in The Pfister’s Pop-Up Gallery […]

Synergy: Performance, Art, & Service (Parts I & II)
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Synergy: Performance, Art, & Service (Parts I & II)

Synergy.  I know it when I see it, or hear it, or feel it.  But when it does, sometimes it takes me a few days to make sense of it.  That’s why I’m only just publishing this synergy between three positive events that I attended last Wednesday and Thursday.  There are great things happening in […]

“It Doesn’t Cost a Lot of Money to Be Nice”
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“It Doesn’t Cost a Lot of Money to Be Nice”

For their 60th wedding anniversary, they went to Bora Bora. For their 61st, Niagara Falls. For their 62nd, Nashville, their 63rd Dallas. They had a staycation in a Kauai Hilton last year. And for this, their 65th anniversary, Joanne told Jim to surprise her.   Even a couple of hours before her anniversary dinner at […]

Jazz Virgin
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Jazz Virgin

I admit it.  I’m a jazz virgin. But The Pfister Hotel is going to initiate me. At the Mason Street Grill on Wednesday evening, after listening to part of a set by the Jamie Breiwick/Mark Davis Duo, I snuck up to a table where a woman was sitting alone. Her companion had just temporarily vacated his […]

“You Can’t Take My Bones”
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“You Can’t Take My Bones”

Last Thursday evening, I had an hour to kill before I met a good friend and colleague for dinner in Bay View.  Dressed in my “Pfister casual,” as I’m calling it–dark denim and an almost black-blue and silver short-sleeved shirt–I settled into one of the sofas in the lobby, ordered an Old Fashioned from Ellie, […]

“It Takes a Village to Raise a Dentist”
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“It Takes a Village to Raise a Dentist”

I was sitting at my little bean-shaped Narrator table on the lobby landing today, finishing another story, when I noticed the tell-tale signs that a graduation had just occurred: flat black boards and flowing black gowns.  Then the inevitable hat hair (only on the guys, of course).  I couldn’t tell if they were high school […]