8 Feb 2017

PLUME SERVICE III | January 25, 2017 | Small Details, Big Themes, and Lots of Wine

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PLUME SERVICE III | January 25, 2017 | Small Details, Big Themes, and Lots of Wine

Plume Service is slowly but surely writing its way down the mezzanine hallways, so far invigorating half of the paintings with literary life: writers have wormholed and teleported, stepped into and out of oily, centuried canvases, listened intently for lunar whispers and clandestine confessions. During the last week of January, Plume Service moved from its usual Saturday afternoon time […]

31 Jan 2017

A Man of Many Families: A 92-Year-Old Pfister Bellboy Returns to Charm

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A Man of Many Families: A 92-Year-Old Pfister Bellboy Returns to Charm

“My friends from back then are probably going to see the news or read this and say, ‘Wow.  That old fool is still alive?’” That “old fool” turned 92 years old last month, on January 18th, and he was still as suave and spunky as ever when I sat down with him and his family […]

26 Jan 2017

That’s a Big Clock: Robin and the Polish Moon

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That’s a Big Clock: Robin and the Polish Moon

Robin Campbell, The Pfister Hotel’s house carpenter for eight years, retired two years ago.  But he came back for Gallery Night last Friday to see the work of his friend Stephanie Barenz, the Hotel’s fifth Artist-in-Residence (AiR), as well as the work of the other AiRs past and present. When she arrived, she described him in […]

24 Jan 2017

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JANUARY 2016 | “Trying New Things”

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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JANUARY 2016 | “Trying New Things”

you just have to grab it Well, you know–I got a gym membership this year–New Year’s Resolutions and all–so I could lose weight and quit smoking.  I’m weak to an extent, but until you actually make up your mind to do something, no one can force you.  Then the goal is pretty much reached.  You […]

16 Jan 2017

The Pfister is My Second Family (Although the Details are Fuzzy)

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The Pfister is My Second Family (Although the Details are Fuzzy)

“You are not the kind of guy who would be at a place like this at this time of the morning.  But here you are, and you cannot say that the terrain is entirely unfamiliar, although the details are fuzzy.” (from Jay Mcinerney’s Bright Lights, Big City, 1984) Well, I am the kind of guy (Narrator) who […]

7 Jan 2017

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JANUARY 2017 | TRYING NEW THINGS

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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | JANUARY 2017 | TRYING NEW THINGS

HAPPY NEW YEAR, READERS! My “Humans of The Pfister” took a hiatus in December, but the Humans are back! What better way to jumpstart HOTP in 2017 than with this lovely mother-daughter team.  I ran into Jayne and Grace at the hotel last week. Well, to be honest, I saw on Facebook that they were […]