31 Dec 2016

Who Says Skating’s Just for Kids? BluTending with Wisconsin Edge Masters Synchronized Skating Team

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Who Says Skating’s Just for Kids?  BluTending with Wisconsin Edge Masters Synchronized Skating Team

One man orders an Arnold Palmer, a dry vodka martini, and a Chardonnay. It almost seems like a test for the bartender, Nicole, who doesn’t know what an Arnold Palmer is.  He has to explain to her that an Arnold Palmer is half lemonade, half iced tea–no alcohol. He notices me noticing his test, then […]

15 Dec 2016

PLUME SERVICE II | December 10, 2016 | More “Hearing Voices”

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PLUME SERVICE II | December 10, 2016 | More “Hearing Voices”

As promised, here are a few more stories inspired by the paintings in The Pfister Hotel.  The first was written by Amy Miller–we squealed in delight at its ability to be both formal sounding and naughty.  The second is another by Amy, a letter from a character in the hazy painting who is barely recognizable at […]

14 Dec 2016

PLUME SERVICE II | December 10, 2016 | “Hearing Voices”

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PLUME SERVICE II | December 10, 2016 | “Hearing Voices”

What is “voice”? It’s what comes out of our mouths when we speak, the reverberation of air through our vocal cords that makes particular sounds, with a pitch and a timbre, a tone and a frequency.  But is that all it is? Is it the expression of our unique style, whether spoken or written (or even […]

6 Dec 2016

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA | December 3, 2016 | What Do You Want From Santa? (Adult Version)

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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA | December 3, 2016 | What Do You Want From Santa? (Adult Version)

Breakfast With Santa, December 3, 2016 On the day after Thanksgiving, the Pfister Christmas tree was lit and Santa arrived to the applause of adults, the squeals of children, and the caroling of madrigals in the packed lobby.  But Santa didn’t return to the North Pole right away.  Instead, for the next three Saturdays, Mr. […]

30 Nov 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | NOVEMBER 2016 | A Month of Gratitude | “Getting Down-to-Earth on the Hallway Couch”

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HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | NOVEMBER 2016 | A Month of Gratitude | “Getting Down-to-Earth on the Hallway Couch”

I saw this father-son duo running across the street as I was pulling into the parking structure today.  They looked like they were in a hurry to get somewhere.  Turns out, they were hurrying to this couch just across the hallway from the studio.  I happened to be sitting on the end, waiting for Pamela […]

29 Nov 2016

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space, Cont’d

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Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space, Cont’d

In today’s edition of Plume Service Vol. 1, you’ll read different stories inspired by the same painting. The Olive Branch and Stone  by Zoë Lindstrom (aka Countess Zoëlla Germaine) Blue wind, Yesterday you were our enemy. We rolled our hearts with the old sea– salt monster– the nets yielding unspoken things. Ochre sun and stone, such strangers […]