• A Haircut, A Soft Man From The Spa, A War Zone

    A Haircut, A Soft Man From The Spa, A War Zone

    [caption id="attachment_9060" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Before.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9062" align="aligncenter" width="450"] After[/caption]   I got an asymmetrical haircut at the Pfister’s salon. Carrie, my stylist said she had a barn growing up. It was mostly empty, so she...

  • This Was During The Depression

    This Was During The Depression

    Eleanore ate salad at the Mason Street Grill last Friday, in honor of her mother, a woman named Blanche, “she was a honey” born around 1892. When honey Blanche grew up she worked for a time making the most popular salads at the Pfister so great were her salads that President Teddy Roosevelt as...

  • I Will Get To Wear Tights & Meeting Two Presidents

    I Will Get To Wear Tights & Meeting Two Presidents

    The lobby wears red roses today when I meet Caroline from South Carolina. Tomorrow Carolina’s Caroline will toss plant pluckings on the floor as flower girl for a wedding. She tells me I will get to wear tights she tells me there will be champagne! Who told this kid to get ...

  • a despondent coffee bean anticipating its consumption

    a despondent coffee bean anticipating its consumption

    This hotel is rife with whiz-bang creators. At any hour someone with an opinion on Salavador Dali is likely to state it from behind a counter, since so much of the staff identifies with being an artist of some sort. Certainly, there is an official resident artist and an official resident narrator, but there a...

  • I've Met The Following People

    I've Met The Following People

    I am walking outside along the outdoor customers of the Mason Street Grill when I witness a woman in her thirties fly up from her seat to stand before her friends and wildly gesture with her whole body. Her four friends shriek and howl with laughter so I stop to watch too, but it the story stops. I ask the wo...

  • Gazelle?  Cheetah?  Centipede?

    Gazelle? Cheetah? Centipede?

    While I rarely drink, today I'm yearning for a large glass of wine to glug.  Reason? It took fifty-eight minutes of vigorous scrubbing, scratching and horrifyingly dry squeaking to clean my teeth at the dentist.  My gums and psyche are sore.  After perusing the wine list I pick the New Zealand Kim Crawford...

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