Just a little announcement:
I’m excited to let you know I have another essay appearing in the current issue of Alexandria Living magazine!
It’s always a thrill to work with the kind folks at the magazine and as an Alexandria, Virginia resident it is especially fun to contribute.
Below is the link to my piece in the online version of Alexandria Living. If you like, please comment on the magazine website in the space they provide just below the essay.
We love the feedback!
Thanks again to all those who’ve asked what I’ve been up to lately. Blogging continues to be great fun and has proven to be an exciting pathway to opportunities such as this. Exciting!
Stuart M. Perkins
37 responses to “Alexandria Living Magazine – “Between the Rings””
Great story. Let’s hope those rings on that sapling aren’t too far apart.
We need a vaccine… soon….!
Love your insights and a beautiful message of hope. Thank you!
Thanks for that!
Beautiful! I’m in tears. Thank you!
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Loved this one, Stuart. I think the rings are a good reminder of how insignificant one year can be – and yet how important what we do during that year really is. I am reminded of the celebration of the life of John Lewis this weekend. He had the same rings we all do, but my oh my what a difference he made between his rings.
Thanks Sheila – yes he made more of an impact in just a few rings than I imagine I could ever make in all of mine, but we keep at it! Thanks again.
Oh I want to piggy back on Sheila Morris’s posting! Also, great story. I really love reading all of them!
Felt like I was on that walk with you! Congratulations again for getting a wider platform for your stories — they’re worth it! 😀
Congratulations Stuart! Loved the piece
What a marvelous storyteller you are! I wrote a comment at the site, but the “submit” didn’t appear to work. I hope it did! I poked it 3 times!
Thanks! And I’ll let them know about the submit button. Thanks for poking it! haha!
Hi Peter, thanks!
Posted my comment on your article just now. It’s a great read, thought provoking and interesting. A photo of that tree would have been a plus point.
Love reading your work. One thing though, with your talent, why did’t you draw the tree trunk. We know also how good your drawings are. Hope continued good health to you Stu. Joyce
Hi Joyce! I left the illustrations to better talent than I could pull off! Hope things are good on your end!
Bravo on yet another great story.
Wow! Yet another! Congratulations again. Stay well.
Thanks, you’re always so supportive! You stay safe out there too!
Congrats! Wonderful news👏
Really enjoyed this. Walking has been my reprieve and writing inspiration as well during this crazy time in our stories. I left a comment on the magazine link, but I’ll add that my husband and I once bought starts from trees through a historical tree society. It just brought special meaning to add some of the nation’s history to our yard and garden.
Thanks Shelly! Amazing how something as simple as walking can clear the head. Love the tree additions. Good idea! Thanks again!
Because of the grace of God, life is never as bad as it could be… 🙂
Interesting Narrative. Anand Bose from Kerala