named Shannon and Michaela
want me to write them love letters for…
A few months into my job at the Pfister I learned something very interesting:
If you want, the spa…
When I first discovered Coke’s name
to be Coke,
I admit, I was taken aback
with the fact that…
My term as Pfister narrator is almost up, so yesterday I finally booked a room. My best friend Jessie drove…
“My name is Charles Bentley.
I’m Native American,
My grandmother was Cherokee.
I worked for American Motors
The shop window on Wisconsin Avenue is empty. Inside the glass room is a door that leads to the darkness…
Yeah, humans are social creatures
you know, we see faces
inside clouds, fungus and tea stains.
Children conduct full-length…
Barbara has been giving tours for the Milwaukee Art Museum over a half century.
“When I first came to the…
I was taking a picture of the roses in the lobby when Val, the bartender summoned me over to see…
Anja: How long have you worked in room service?
Howard: Nine months.
Anja: What does that all entail…
The whole hotel is my beat so I’ve got to drift.
I’ve got to find the swirled butter…
I’m fifty-seven and one day old today.
I walk dogs.
Never mind all the bad PR that…
Concierge Peter suggests
we all need to practice
watching our surroundings
while wondering why,
or how is it like…
We ate our last lunch together at the Pfister,
my Grandma and I
I wrote a story about…
Roving the lounge
I roll up to a family
with one of those dual seat strollers
and make my introduction…
I am sitting at my Remington, clacking away at the lobby’s desk when a man approaches me. Chuck, a…
In the lounge by the fire I meet a clump of kids and their parents. There are six empty mugs…
Two of my second cousins are in town
so my Grandma and Mom take us all out
to a Monday…
A few weeks into December, a generous and innovative customer commissioned me to typewrite five short stories to give to…
Katherine has been coming here for years
she was married for three decades
to a man who came to…
On a Friday night in December, there is man in a Santa hat having a drink with a bunch of…
Jennifer is here. She just quit her job as the director of a troupe of tribal belly dancers. I learn…
A guest in the lobby told the following story that took place over thirty years ago. He told me four…
Debbie was working as a pastry chef when a customer came in wanting a cake like the one they saw…
There is a couple from Madison that comes here every year. They spend the week after thanksgiving sitting quietly side…
The following people shared their Thanksgiving Plans:
Location: Artist studio
Context: One Pfister Artist Niki’s…
Niki Johnson – Milwaukee, WI
Proposal: If chosen as the Artist in Residence at the Pfister Hotel, I will create…