By Ted Grussing
… a super fun day beginning with Alice and I getting the VIP tour of the GIA gem grading laboratory and research labs this morning and then some meetings followed by lunch, visit to the NAMM museum in Carlsbad, back to the GIA for a lecture on Columbian Emeralds and then dinner at the Twenty 20 Restaurant in the Carlsbad Sheraton, sunset at Moonlight State Beach … at dinner my friend Terri put her request in for a duck photo and so this pair of Ringnecks is for you Terri … Alice transformed GIA’s publication Gems and Gemology into a vibrant large format full color publication which is the premier publication on topic in the world (even publishing an article on carving gem opal by me) and Terri oversees GIA’s vast collection of gems and minerals and curates the museums and public displays. GIA is infused with people who love what they do and it is always fun to come back here for visits. Check the organization out at: www.gia.edu
Off to Fallbrook in the morning and spend some time with longtime friends and then the trip home on Friday and visits with two more friends.
Saturday evening Anthony is performing at Relics in West Sedona and once again I will be the gatekeeper. Admission $20.00 if you are there for the show only and $15.00 if you will be enjoying a meal with the show. Cash preferred.
Have a terrific day and share a smile with those you meet today … a way to make the world a happier place … kinda easy too :+)
Hold high your head and be an honest man.
May kindness guide your daily steps, and in each deed and thought
Let Christ’s sweet soul always reflect itself
And love your fellow men as I love you.
— Max Ehrmann
“Breaking Home Ties”
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: email@example.com
In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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