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 […]

30 Jun 2019

I Wonder…

I Wonder…

Tonight the piano plays and the lobby lounge sings with the sound of their voices and the song of their laughter. There is a group of 15, tables of 2-3 and me, hidden in the background. I sit and watch and wonder, where are they all from? What are they all doing here? How do […]

19 Jun 2019

where basketball meets art…

where basketball meets art…

“you can call me anything” he said with the kindest of smiles we were in rosy’s studio he was playing the guitar and i was seeking refuge it had been an exciting weekmy firstas the pfister’s narrator there was orientation a video shoota trip to the indian grocery storeand keys to the kingdom they were an […]

11 Jun 2019

25 Cups of Tea

25 Cups of Tea

Lost in the back of the house, I follow the friendly faces behind the scenes at the Pfister to the main kitchen. It is almost 8:30 am and time to make chai. In between pinching myself and asking how it is that I get to be here in the kitchen of the Pfister, one of […]