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 […]

 Richard Carey and Michelle Dalton When I met Richard 9 years ago I was managing a salon for 14 years.  I didn’t know what I wanted in terms of my career, but was hungry for an opportunity which was totally different and challenging.  Richard has always had the intuition and vision to see people for their potential worth. […]

Founder Richard Carey found his niche in the cast stone industry. After 15 years of national success he afforded Dallas the luxury of a specialty stone showroom for Stone Legends named Galleria Pierra. “Pierra” not only is the Italian word for stone but the name of the gallery’s worldwide stone collector. Giving back to the community […]

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 […]

This is all about a grass roots movement, rooting our culture in the appreciation of the arts. I remember when I was starting out I was always waiting on the big break that never came. I had a talent but advertising was a talent proved to be something I did not have. I resolved then, […]

War is a horrible thing. No one wants it, especially those on the front line. There is a lot of discussion about the war now that the Democrats control the house and the Senate. What they say we need is a new plan, but no mention of what that is? Please do not allow the […]

We’re all excited about the season starting. We had to stand in line for this photo and more than willingly, this was the man of the hour. There was a lot of electricity in the air all night.                                                      Winning Matters! One thing I have learned in business a winning team in your town makes doing business on […]

Stone is the oldest building material of all and certainly the most enduring. Too bad the artisans can’t live as long as their work. One thing that can endure is their skills, if we protect them. Lost arts are like the artists that practiced them, treasure chests of skills passed from generation to generation. As a […]