• A Psychometric Questionairre

    A Psychometric Questionairre

    Yeah, humans are social creatures you know, we see faces inside clouds, fungus and tea stains. Children conduct full-length conversations with “pet” rocks and plush dinosaurs, then as adults, they still try to assign meaning to their frighteningly mysterious days through science, phil...

  • When you look at some modern art it can stump you.

    When you look at some modern art it can stump you.

    Barbara has been giving tours for the Milwaukee Art Museum over a half century. “When I first came to the museum, there were eight employees.” This January I started my fifty-second year. I retired when I was 50, but I’m still going in, teaching and working ‘cause I don’t want to s...

  • A Mom Letter and a Dad Letter

    A Mom Letter and a Dad Letter

    I was taking a picture of the roses in the lobby when Val, the bartender summoned me over to see something. I took a stool at the bar and waited for a moment as Val rustled around in her bag, elbow deep.  At last she exclaimed “Ah!” and pulled out an envelope to show me. It was sent from a woman n...

  • This is Howard.  I just met him in the kitchen.

    This is Howard. I just met him in the kitchen.

    Anja: How long have you worked in room service?   Howard: Nine months.   Anja: What does that all entail?   Howard: Well… amenities, doing orders, and uh, being very uh… kind and gentle with guests hospitality wise. You make them feel wanted, and if they want anything, you...

  • Butter on a Plate & Hat Swapping in the Bathroom

    Butter on a Plate & Hat Swapping in the Bathroom

    The whole hotel is my beat so I've got to drift. I've got to find the swirled butter on the plate. Regard this spiraled stack of paper napkins. This miniscule, considered bit of hospitality intrigues me.  I like to chase the shadows of bicyclists with my camera from a height of 23 stories. ...

  • Peasant With Potomac Fever Ning-Nongs

    Peasant With Potomac Fever Ning-Nongs

    I’m fifty-seven and one day old today. I walk dogs. Pitbulls. Never mind all the bad PR that they’ve gotten they only get nasty if you abuse them or if you train them to be killers, to fight in the ring against other dogs my friend and I are working to eradicate it from Wisconsi...

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