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I have a few words for his friends and family especially his wife; words intended to honor him not in passing but his effect on others. That will surely live on for all of us he touched.This place was enough to break any man god knows it broke me. Any mistake at all was costly […]

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This is a new video documentary about Richard carey and Stone Legends. The video is viewable at this web location,          http://closeuptvnews.com/videos/stonelegends/. It goes into depth about the history and products of the company. 12 minutes running time.

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Creating an Outdoor Sanctuary by Cathy Coker Martin November 2005 Issue – Title: Outdoor Rooms, The Hottest Trend in Home Design by Cathy Coker Martin As a little girl I remember spending hours in my grandmother’s backyard swing. Daddy built an amazing treehouse for us in the big oak tree behind our house, complete with […]

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Creating a Lifetime Opportunity by Victor Escandon “I take with me a wealth of knowledge that without either one of you in my life I would not be who I am and who I want to become.” – Victor Escandon It has been an honor to work for both of you, and I take with […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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