Virginia Living!

Just a little announcement:

I’m excited to let you know I have an essay appearing in the June issue of Virginia Living magazine!

It was a thrill to work with the kind folks at the magazine again (I also had an essay published back in their February 2016 issue) and as a native Virginian, like my parents and theirs, it was especially fun to contribute to a publication I’ve had in my own home over the years.

Below is a link to my essay in the online version of Virginia Living.  Check it out and if you like please comment on their site below the essay!

Thanks to all those who’ve asked what I’ve been up to lately. Blogging continues to be fun and has proven to be an exciting pathway to some great opportunities.

Stuart M. Perkins



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83 responses to “Virginia Living!

  1. Awesome sauce, heading over there right now to read it

  2. Just like the dandelions in our yard, which we leave for the bees. They are only weeds if we don’t want them. Wonderfully told, Stu!

  3. TheMoonLitHowl

    That’s fantastic! Congratulations!

  4. That’s great !! I always perk up when I hear Virginia anything because my two boys are out there. They are professional ballet dancer’s with Richmond Ballet. I’ll try to see that magazine next time I’m out there. I have written that down as a goal of mine to publish something, anything. Write it down, Make it happen…Blessings ❤ and great job **B O O M**

  5. Congratulations. You are worth it.

  6. Paul

    Bravo Stuart!

  7. Congratulations – how awesome for you!

  8. Yay! Congrats from a newbie Virginian!

  9. Congratulations! Keep up the great work.

  10. Congrats on second publication. Left a comment there.

  11. Congratulations, great article! I have been known to purposely plant wild violets in my flower beds. 😀

  12. Excellent work. I always enjoy reading your writings.

  13. Congrats! It was a fun and memory invoking read!

  14. Francisco Laguna

    Congratulations, Stuart! Thank you for sharing Nannie with us all!

  15. The perfect answer, “They’re only weeds if you don’t want them.” I love your stories especially the few I’ve read with your grandmother in them. 🙂

  16. BTW. Congratulations for being published in the magazine.

  17. Congratulations! It’s always nice to hear somebody’s work is published somewhere 🙂

  18. Congratulations, inspiring 🙂

  19. Sweet story- makes me nostalgic of when my grandma lived out in the woods in a house surrounded by flowers. Definitely will brighten the days of those reading Virginia Living:)

  20. What wonderful memories came rushing back to me while reading your article! Oh to be back there again! Nicely done!

  21. Excellent! Congratulations, my dear, and may this be the first of many.

  22. Anon Rand

    Congratulations! I hope you will continue to have your work published! Just as the weeds had to start from somewhere before spreading across the world, you can do it too with your narratives! And I’m sure they’ll be more of a blessing than a nuisance haha.

  23. Congrats! Well deserved!

  24. Nothing like some recognition to make your day!

  25. Lovely story. Your Nannie was a wise woman.

  26. trE


  27. Enchanting story. My grandmother had me out in the garden pulling weeds before I could walk. She would have loved “They’re only weeds if you don’t want them.”

  28. Proud of you and a little bit jealous at the same time. Congratulations

  29. Great story. Dandelion and red clover are so good for us medicinally and yet they are regularly treated as weeds.

  30. Love this! Congratulations on your publication.

  31. Had trouble logging in on the magazine site to comment there as I don’t have a Facebook app, but a great read. Your descriptive words take me to that place and time! 🙂

  32. Jay

    Congratulations, that’s awesome news!

  33. Delightful story! Congratulations on its publication.

  34. Diane P Ruxer

    Your memory and choice of words is priceless. Who could believe that pulling weeds could be such fodder for feeling heard and valued… Nannie had a way of turning ordinary into extraordinary. Gosh I miss her so! Thanks Stuart for bringing her back to us.

  35. I loved it. You are a wonderful storyteller, a very high calling.

  36. I was glad to hear you have been published! What an honor!! I was delighted to read the delightfully homey, comfortable, reminiscent style that I enjoyed so much before. The beat thing is most of us could almost imagine ourselves in your shoes, pulling those weeds, and winning over the adult in the end. Sweet memories and sweet story. Thank you for sharing!

  37. Liked the story, except for those traumatic memories it induced in my brain about weeding in my youth….. 🙂
    Congrats on getting published in the magazine.

  38. This made my heart smile

  39. That’s amazing! Will check it out now.

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