2 Sep 2019

Juan

Juan

Back from vacation, Juan already has my water boiling. The ginger, milk, sugar, strainer and stainless steel tea urn is just where it should be because of him. He greets me with a smile and notices my walk. Slower than usual. A tight muscle I assure him, nothing serious. He is on the other side […]

27 Aug 2019

A week of surprises, small and big.

A week of surprises, small and big.

Last week at the Pfister was full of surprises. Small things. Like learning that Buffalo Bill once stayed here. And big. Like being gifted a journal and pen from Alan who attended my first Pfister journaling workshop. Spending time with Heather and her daughter, Ellie, who traveled all the way from Green Bay to have […]

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 […]