4 Mar 2015

About Life, About Mystery

About Life, About Mystery

The shop window on Wisconsin Avenue is empty.  Inside the glass room is a door that leads to the darkness.  The combination of this darkness door, the street lights reflected in the glass and the promise that the blank space will be filled up one day again, instills in me a wild excitement.  Truly!           […]

2 Feb 2015

What I’m Whytching in the Pfister

What I’m Whytching in the Pfister

Concierge Peter suggests we all need to practice “whytching,” watching our surroundings while wondering why, or how is it like that? To behave like the elated toddler who discovers everything is dimensional: it can be crawled over, pulled, pushed bitten and unraveled to reveal what is at the end, and why it was rolled up […]

12 Oct 2014

Pin the Eagle On the Mother

Pin the Eagle On the Mother

Five moments of learning from the past week at the Pfister.   1. A kid from Chicago comes to my typewriter and gawks. I allow him to type whatever he wants: “HAa Liamisthe greatest Pat and Kerianne suck and wish they could do this hahah”   2. A girl comes up and I also explain […]

6 May 2014

Tuesday Afternoon Reverie

Tuesday Afternoon Reverie

It is 2:21 p.m. and here’s what is going down:  a recording of violin music saturates the air.  Someone walks past hauling a 2.88 (or so) foot long camcorder.  The fronds of a palm tree sensuously caress the south column.  A security guard carefully explains how to get to the Metro Market to a hotel […]