Madam Sophie lit the incense sticks in the mind reading room and dimmed the lights once again. “Next, please,” she spoke through the black curtains to her final customer in the waiting room. A young lady with curly brown hair shuffled through the thick, dark cloth and aromatic smoke. “Please sit,” she commanded to the… Read More Madam Sophie
The human brain is awesome in the way it gives what is asked in earnest. Born as a tiny boutique in 1991, Gallery of Diamonds has grown steadily over the last twenty-three years. I remember the first sale of a gorgeous $200 bracelet. I also remember hiding my excitement because I didn’t want the lady… Read More Think big. Think positive. Think purple.
August 16, 2015. Beginning in 1993 as a small get-together between friends to show thanks and mutual respect, the International Dinner is celebrated every year. Prepared with love, shown are some of the delicious native dishes from family and friends for the 22nd Annual Dinner. United States: American beef hamburger sliders, Ham and Cheese Ball,… Read More Thank You, Earth. The International Dinner Party
I still do not know why I brought the entire plastic bottle of ketchup to my desk when I had lunch that day. I’ve always enjoyed the luxury of fine dining, but somehow I imagined my work desk was a table in a fancy restaurant. My lunch was only a reheated hamburger from a microwave,… Read More Ask, Seek, Knock
When one asks in earnest, it seems that life usually gives us everything we want. It also seems what is not received are things that may not benefit ourselves or others or not needed at that time. As nearly 20,000 Why Mom Deserves a Diamond submissions began to flood our headquarters in 2015, I had… Read More Ask In Earnest
October, 1957. This pregnant lady is the birthmother I have never known. The amazing thing is realizing that I am growing in her womb, and that I was born four months after this photo was taken. I was never told as child , “You came from mommy’s stomach.” For so many years, I thought a… Read More Inside the Womb