21 Dec 2017

We Wish For Love and Crayons

We Wish For Love and Crayons

Christmas is familiar.  The baby crying in the stable cold, angels heralding, twinkle lights, snow and laughter and cookies baking, tiny velvet dresses and boxes shaken with glee, glittery oats flung on the lawn and stockings and carols.  There’s a joy and comfort in doing the same things in the same way every year. And […]

19 Dec 2017

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

The Pfister Book Club Enjoys a Book and Dessert as Spectacular as the First Snowfall

She could not fathom the hexagonal miracle of snowflakes formed from clouds, crystallized fern and feather that tumble down to light on a coat sleeve, white stars melting even as they strike.  How did such force and beauty come to be in something so small and fleeting and unknowable?  You did not have to understand […]

15 Dec 2017

All Aboard the Polar Express!

All Aboard the Polar Express!

You’re snuggled deep in your bed, the soft ticking of your clock the only sound.  When the train pulls up in front of your house with a hiss of steam and screeching brakes, at first you think it must be a dream.  But then the booming voice of the Conductor calls your name, and invites […]

13 Dec 2017

Wise and Constant Friends

Wise and Constant Friends

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles William Eliot Long before I dreamt up the Pfister Book Club, these ladies began meeting at the Pfister to discuss books. Four years ago Tricia, no stranger to book clubs, […]

7 Dec 2017

A Funeral for the Living

A Funeral for the Living

Tim wants to attend his own funeral while he’s still living. At 64 years old, he has no plans to die anytime soon, but he doesn’t want to take the gamble that we’ll still have the ability to listen in on earthly conversations after we die, and he finds it ridiculous that we wait until […]

1 Dec 2017

Fancy Fridays

Fancy Fridays

Thaddeus, age 4, is the dapper host of something special called “Fancy Fridays”. What makes Fancy Fridays fancy is a few things: 1. CANDLES.  You light a candle and then turn the dimmer part of the light switch down lower, and the dining room gets darker, but not too dark so you can still see […]