23 Sep 2019

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

It is easy to get lost in the majesty of the Pfister. In its leather and gold. Imported marbles and stained glass. Carved wood and wrought iron. Arresting art and cozy fireplaces. This is what they talk about when I ask them about the Pfister. Why they stay. And why they keep coming back. Its […]

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, […]

22 Jul 2015

Nobody Ever Writes About the Travel Writer, so I’m Writing About the Travel Writer

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Nobody Ever Writes About the Travel Writer, so I’m Writing About the Travel Writer

One of the great joys I have as a writer is to meet other writers. Typically a writer meet up is filled with quotable quips, diagnosis hair-pin turns of phrases, and good humored word-wise one-upmanship. It’s the literary equivalent of dogs sniffing one another’s behinds. So like a happy, fluffy puppy, I was very excited […]

21 Apr 2015

The Hard Part About Living In Costa Rica

The Hard Part About Living In Costa Rica

I meet her in the elevator and she says she recently moved to Costa Rica. I ask the Costa Rican ex-patriot for a story and she tells me that she is not a very interesting, site story-rich person. I whine, “Come on, you live in Costa Rica! Haven’t you seen some crazy wildlife down there?” […]

15 Apr 2015

She Pauses To Nibble On Her Pickle

She Pauses To Nibble On Her Pickle

“You have to travel with people who want to explore otherwise everything is constructed, pills ” warns Louise. She pauses to nibble on her pickle, and contemplate those frequent trips she has made to visit her family in Barbados. The last time she went down there with non-explorers they whined every time they left the […]

10 Apr 2015

Bar Hoping

Bar Hoping

Sean runs a trivia company out of Minnesota called “Trivia Mafia.” Currently there is only one bar in all of Milwaukee (the city with more bars than grocery stores) where you can play Trivia Mafia and that bar is Vintage. Here is why Sean and his dad came down for the weekend: to go bar […]