Stuart M. Perkins is originally from Richmond, Virginia. He enjoys relating his observations of daily life and recollections of growing up in a large family surrounded by cousins and animals. Everyday experiences often carry great messages. Layers of ordinary reality can be peeled back to reveal the genuinely humorous or poignant themes buried in common daily events.

Life is full of “mini-scenarios”, each hiding an interesting story. Peeling back, or shucking the mundane facts from the situation to reveal the entertaining story beneath is what Stuart enjoys most. Shucking the story from the facts. Storyshucker. Stuart currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.


1,185 responses to “About

  1. Hi Stuart Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I’m enjoying reading your work! Our paths will cross again!

  2. Thanks for following my blog, I look forward to reading yours too. H

  3. Herman

    Hi Stuart. Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated!

  4. Hi Stuart-
    Thank you for following Utgard Hag. I essentially think of myself as being a storyteller, too. I love the term storyshucking.

  5. Thank you for the post like and the follow :). I’m enjoying browsing your positive blog!

  6. Hi there,
    I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Click on my blog post link to find out what to do next. Congrats again, I cant wait to see your post!

  7. Thank you for following my blog.

  8. Thank you for following my blog. That act brought me to yours. Although my family was not large, it still shared many of the experiences that you recall. Your writing brings back so many memories. I used to write this type of column for the Madison (Indiana) Courier. It is simply a joy to read your recollections and reminisce with you.

  9. Hi! I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the follow on my blog. That is high praise! I look forward to catching up on your articles and following along now too!


  10. Michaela

    Thanks for following my blog. I have enjoyed reading yours already.

  11. Thank you Stuart for spending time to follow my blog.
    I look forward to reading your stories. Thank you for sharing them.


  12. Thank you Stuart for following my blog. I am enjoying your stories as well. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Thank you for stopping by to read my blog!

  14. Donna M Ford

    I found LONG ROW after reading your May 2018 article about transforming your patch of grass. I am beginning my tenth garden, after moving to Chesterfield County, outside of Richmond, last September. Being older and slower, and in love with everything that grows, I am struggling to create something simple. There is no doubt I will continue to enjoy public gardens, but there’s something special about opening my own door and seeing what grows around me. So, I’ve moved plants from the old place, my sister’s and others. I needed Nannie’s reminder, your reminder, to think about how far we’ve come rather than how far we have to go. You can’t imagine what that means to me, struggling as my husband does, battling back after a massive stroke. Just wanted to say thank you, for your writing, your insights, sharing your joy and peace.

    • Thanks for that! I don’t know where you moved from to get to Chesterfield, but I am FROM Chesterfield! I was born in Richmond with a huge family still there, I lived for a few years in Chesterfield, and now am in Alexandria VA. Yes, keep plugging away at your own garden! To see a garden is a beautiful thing but to create your own is magnificent. Simple as that. When I said no garden is wrong, I meant it. I love, and Nannie would love, that you got some encouragement from her words even all these years after she said them. Thanks for taking the time to send such a great comment and good luck on gardening now and always! Stuart

  15. Good morning, Mr. Perkins,
    I enjoy reading your stories, how human and accurate they are. I too come from a larger family, who has animals and large flower gardens.
    I have a strange request for you. Would you be willing to answer a question for me? I need to do mini interviews for my College Philosophy class, and I would value your perspective. If you would prefer to communicate via e-mail, I would be happy to give it to you.

  16. Thank you for your willingness. I appreciate it. Here is the question: When you think about being able to know something, how is it that we can know?

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