Category Archives: PSA

VIVA Mister Rogers

I grew up with Mister Rogers, when I saw this I had to watch. An immature hemisphere of my brain was expecting something funny – I was surprised that it wasn’t funny at all. A musician mashed up brief one-liners from Mister Rogers to music – Nostalgic and melodic and honestly, cool.
Mister Rogers promoting curiosity, thinking & learning since 1968!

There are so many things to learn about this world, so many people who can help us learn.

It’s good to be curious.

Did you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind? You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind.

Working hard or hardly working

Have a semi-critical deal I am working on. In an effort for its urgency to not be overlooked by the pending 4th of July holiday, I send out a note first thing this morning regarding the matter.


I will be out of the office ,Monday and Tuesday,July 2nd and 3rd. Our office will be closed for July 4th.   I will not have access to email or voicemail at that time.

Sometimes I honestly question what lies behind people’s motivations in business. I guess I operate under the assumption that everyone wants to make money, it is evident that is not correct for all.


The Price Is Diamonds

So, I am just casually/incessantly browsing what my Pinterest feed has to offer me today and an infographic titled “10 Tips & Tricks on Buying Diamonds” catches my eye. I zoom in a little closer and I realize the real title is “10 Tips & Tricks on Buying Diamonds without breaking the Bank“; despite that little development I still go for it because I am willing to after the one-click commitment.

After a brief speed read, my initial reaction is a combination of DUH and WHAT in the world?

1 & 3. NO KIDDING diamonds further down the clarity and color scales from flawless and colorless are going to save you money. When was the last time you paid for Lisa Frank rainbows and unicorns? Stop it.


2. “Instead of buying a 1-carat diamond, try going for something with less weight, from .90 to .99” – Hold on, a 1-carat diamond is going to cost more than a diamond of lower weight?! So, I can’t have a 3+ carat for anywhere in the ballpark of a 1 carat? Who is this news to?? Beyonce doesn’t have a ring that looks like it could make you or break you in a hot second for no reason. It’s called money and the price is diamonds.

7. I am a phenomenal couponer and anyone who has shopped the green mile knows that coupons on DIAMOND WEBSITES are traffic drivers and that’s it. Foolish.

8. Everyone knows that loose diamonds are where it’s at. It’s called having options, and options have value.

9. “The shape of cluster diamonds makes it look like one large stone” – MAYBE FROM A MILE AWAY! “…and smaller diamonds are cheaper than an actual large diamond.” Thank you for the zero news. If there had been any LESS information in this little gem, there would have been a black hole on my monitor.

Thank you for the brilliant information, Brilliance.