1 Nov 2017

The World Ever Wider

The World Ever Wider

When Rachael was a small girl, going over hills in the car was her favorite thrill. She loved the plunge, like a flock of tiny birds suddenly swooping in her stomach. Her grandmother would take her for drives, searching out hills to make into rollercoasters, and they’d laugh together. Even now, when Rachael is driving […]

26 Oct 2017

Her Lens Has Become a Voice

Her Lens Has Become a Voice

The grayed-out ghost of the Great Barrier Reef haunts her, as do the vast mountains of floating plastic that will outlive us all, and the fish gnawing on the plastic’s toxicity right before we gobble the fish. She thinks about the trash that can never decompose because we can’t be troubled to compost, and the […]

22 Oct 2017

A Mother’s Strength

A Mother’s Strength

I’ve never been stronger than I am as a mother. The days my children were born, in the throes of pain so horrible I have a new understanding of the word “despair”, I found strength, like all mothers do, to separate my children from myself. And I allow them to separate from me more each […]

20 Oct 2017

A Mischievous Man | Ashley Cobert | Senior PR Counselor, Bader Rutter

A Mischievous Man | Ashley Cobert | Senior PR Counselor, Bader Rutter

Friday, Oct. 13 is gloomy in Milwaukee. Besides a moment of sunshine peeking through clouds around noon, we haven’t felt the warmth of the sun’s rays in a few days. Taking reprieve from the gray day, I step into The Pfister, where I’ll spend the next couple hours observing. You see, I’m the guest narrator […]

17 Oct 2017

Literature Should Always Come With a Side of Edible Gold: The Pfister Book Club Meets Again

Literature Should Always Come With a Side of Edible Gold: The Pfister Book Club Meets Again

I left the Pfister Book Club October meeting last week a little giddy.  Not because we all loved the month’s book, Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss, so much (spoiler: overall, it confused more than thrilled us) but precisely because even for a dense, perplexing book, 40 of you showed up.  The fact that so many of you […]

13 Oct 2017

Scenes from a Friday Night Lobby | Cassandra Bergemann | Senior PR Counselor, Bader Rutter

Scenes from a Friday Night Lobby | Cassandra Bergemann | Senior PR Counselor, Bader Rutter

It’s that time of year when the sun seems to set unexpectedly early and the city’s bright lights beckon you toward that one last adventure before the temperature drops. The energy in the Pfister Hotel lobby on this October Friday night, with all the possibilities of the weekend ahead, is palpable. It starts slowly. Floral […]