10 Mar 2020

Celebrating Holi, the Indian Festival of Color.

Celebrating Holi, the Indian Festival of Color.

Today and yesterday, Holi, The Indian Festival of Color, was celebrated across India and in homes throughout the world. And today, just as I do every Tuesday, I shared a cup of my homemade chai with many of you here at the Pfister. Whenever I make chai, I think of my history, past, present, and […]

9 Mar 2020

Making Chai & Finding Home

Making Chai & Finding Home

Often times I find inspiration in the smallest of moments. Many of these moments happen when I am making chai. On weekends, I share them with my sweet Samara and Rana, making chai as I have done so many times since they were little, in either the early morning light or warm afternoon glow of […]

29 Feb 2020

A Celebration & A Reminder…

A Celebration & A Reminder…

Today marked the last day of Black History Month. For many it was a celebration of their fight, spirit, and beauty. But for many more, it was a reminder. A reminder of the struggle. That so many before us. And still now. Suffer. A reminder that there was once a time. And for some there […]

28 Feb 2020

A Place to Work and Play

A Place to Work and Play

Since the first day of 2020, I have drawn at least one mandala every day for the last almost 60 days as part of a creative making marathon that has grounded me in ways both expected and unexpected. It has been much harder and one thousand times more gratifying than I had anticipated. Not every […]

21 Feb 2020

Episode 4. Did you know that American Idol was here at the Pfister?

Episode 4. Did you know that American Idol was here at the Pfister?

Lights. Camera. Action. This Monday, February 16th, Milwaukee was featured as one of the audition cities on this season’s premier of American Idol. Did you know that, although the Milwaukee Art Museum was front and center, some of the auditions were also held here at the Pfister? One of the many advantages of being the […]

19 Feb 2020

Episode 3. What can happen over a hot cup of chai.

Episode 3. What can happen over a hot cup of chai.

Friends and strangers Employees and guests  Locals and visitors Immigrants and citizens Regulars and first timers Mothers and fathers Sisters and brothers Musicians, players and their fans Talk of coming to the Pfister for 40 years Traveling the world and retirement Weddings and anniversaries Birthdays, adoptions and all celebrations Podcasts and art-making Shortbread cookies and […]