Richard Carey

Cleal Watt's Twilight of Sampson

Watts a Texas family, the kind that gave Texas the name sake we enjoy here today. stories legends are made of. To be acknowledged & remembered…. this is Cleal II a friend   If Cleal could face the end of his days in the manor in which he did I figured I could face some of my own fears in his memory. I […]

“I’ve Lost My Passion for Obligation” by Richard Carey   With every journey there will come time and a place where the excitement dwindles. This is what I think the psyche calls the “Peter Principle.” Our conversations change and our own words convict us with words like, “This is all I can do or this […]

King of Starbucks

King of Starbucks by Richard Carey I have met and networked with some really interesting people from Starbucks over the years. Anybody who knows me will attest to why they called me “King of Starbucks.” I personally think it is because I do not know when to shut up. Political correctness is not a part […]

The “Almost Girls Only Book and Social Club” gets a real treat and a little one on one with Drew Pearson & his Hail Mary story. By: Richard Carey Drew Pearson recently spoke to an attending woman’s book club at Galleria Pierra, our stone showroom. It’s good business practice to cater to women and try to ingratiate […]

Jim Stillson is the diving coach at SMU, which is well known for their aquatic program, and has an unusual character in their choice of coaches. One day I finished playing tennis on campus, and noticed a diving meet in progress. Catching only the last hour I was very impressed with the finalist. At the […]

Learning to Read People

Dyslexia is something one copes with, but never really overcomes directly. That is not to say we give up, we just deploy a different skill set, recruiting the skill needed. We get by with a little help from our friends. There is no shame in asking for help, which is why people, are parts of […]

One night my friend Laurie, a local actress and the kindness of a very special spirit evident from a distance, gave me this “dumb as a rock” statement. She went on and on about how exceptional I was. But like any good Texan I took to her bragging. While I was wallowing and basking in […]

I was initially skeptical about participating in the TEXAS MEN: Big Guns, Rising Stars & Cowboys book. Martana’s coordination efforts were magical and it was an unforgettable experience for all involved. This whole experience has been a real positive in my life and I am still reaping benefits from the friendships.  The relationships forged would […]