18 Aug 2019

Where are you from?

Where are you from?

here at the pfister they come from all over the north and south the east and west here and there 3 months and 200 voices whisper of miles on the road and meetings to attend time with family and with old friends their names and their stories fill my pages they tell of crossed borders, […]

9 Aug 2019

Life is Art

Life is Art

I have been the Pfister’s Narrator-in-Residence for just shy of three months.  In that time, I have made homemade chai, the tea of my ancestors, nine times and shared it with more than one hundred and fifty people. People from all over the world. People from Milwaukee. People from the Pfister.  I often get asked […]

29 Jul 2019

The Color of Chai

The Color of Chai

The color of chai is brown. Me too. One week ago a man stretched his hand out to mine and said “I am almost the same color as you.” And I said, “I am straight-up brown.” Then a few days later, here at the Pfister, a man from across the bar said “You must have […]

23 Jul 2019

Last Call

Last Call

It is loud. Not a quiet kind of loud. But a loud, loud. It happened about an hour and a half ago, maybe a little longer. In a matter of minutes the lobby bar filled with a healthy mix of men and women, young and old, wearing suits and t-shirts, fancy dresses and everything in […]

22 Jul 2019

a sea of blue

a sea of blue

the lobby is full and dressed in blue sky blue tees baby blue button down shirts dark blue suits light blue polos navy blue baseball hats blue plaid and cobalt blue blue the color dates back to ancient times it is the color of the spirits and the heavens, the past and the present dark […]

15 Jul 2019

The Tattoo…

The Tattoo…

A changing of the shifts. Her henna dry. And a chance meeting with Mr. Lucas, a Pfister icon. Dressed in a baby blue sport coat, he greets them all by name. It was a Wednesday and Kelly and I were sitting at the bar. She was here on her day off for henna, something we […]