About

Stuart M. Perkins is originally from Richmond, Virginia. He enjoys relating 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 obvious 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.

1,233 responses to “About

  1. Thanks for finding — and following — my blog, good sir! Now I’m off to explore your writings.

  2. I got visit Virginia for the first time last year. Beautiful, just beautiful. Thank you for the ‘like’ and ‘follow’! It truly made my day :).

  3. Wow. How do you get 38,000 followers? I hope to have that many some day

  4. An

    Thanks for connecting with me. Looking forward to reading your writing.

  5. SalilD.Barrett

    Thanks for the follow, I’ve read a few of you’re stories…not bad!

  6. fallowfieldsofwords

    hey. thanks for the follow. much appreciated.

  7. Thank you for the follow as I begin my blog! Looking forward to reading your posts, as well!

  8. Thanks so much for the follow Stuart. I look forward reading your blogs as well. An incredible number of followers. Awesome work!

  9. Thank you for the follow. Allow me to repay the kindness. 🙂

  10. Thanks Stuart for the follow n visiting my blog, Nice meeting you! Blessings

  11. Thank you for the like and follow. I look forward to reading your writing.

  12. Isn’t Richmond, Virginia, where John Grisham lives? Passedby his house when unmy first visit to U s.

  13. Thanks for the like and follow! I’m so looking forward to reading more of your shucked stories! 🙂

  14. Thank you for following! You have an amazing blog and followers! Keep on!

  15. A very interesting page, Mr. Perkins. Can’t wait to dig into your stories. 😀
    Also, thank you so much for following my blog, have a good day.

  16. Thanks for finding and following my blog…little ol me…lol Let me explore and follow back.

  17. Tensai

    Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to enjoying your writing 🙂

  18. Thank you for following! Going to explore your site some more…..I love finding the story in everyday life too.

  19. Storyshucker! What an apt handle. Love it! Thanks for the follow.

  20. How wonderful of you to invite me to your world by following my little blog! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    I look forward to losing myself in your stories ❤
    Feel so very LOVED & hugged, BE Blessed ❤
    Hayley ❤

  21. Thank you Stuart for the follow and the like. Following you as well. Your blog looks interesting, will check it out 🙂

  22. Thanks Mr. Stuart for the follow! 🙂 I followed you back and am now exploring your blog. I agree with your ‘About’ page. There are a lot of mini scenarios in life. I also create stories from those mini scenarios. 😀

  23. this is huge compared to what i do at iQUIT. thanks for following, i feel like i have a mammoth amount of things to learn from you. thank you again!

  24. Hi Stuart. I am writing to you to firstly say i am a big fan of your site. I think your posts are very thought-provoking and a very interesting read.

    I came across some of your writing after you liked something on my blog: theprestopost.com 

I have recently created the site in which we post material on all things about life. There is a blog section, as well as content on business, nutrition, fitness, philosophy, education, happiness, tech and so on. I want it to be an international hub of fascinating reads material and resources. A global platform that delivers powerful information to readers, and one that anyone can benefit from. Videos, media and guest blogs from opinionated, interesting people. I also have plans to develop some sort of discussion function and a news feature. Think the Huffington Post, but better. A cleaner look, a more easier but equally-valuable content and focused almost exclusively on the readers.

    If you are an avid reader, i also have a book section, in which we will discuss books, review them and dissect ideas past, present and future.

 I believe, and you may or may not agree, that if everyone could read a little more, understand our purpose in life a little better and do what they genuinely love to do – the world would be a better place. And that is the mission of this site – To connect people and share knowledge for the benefit of the one family that lives under the skies.

Back to the reason i am writing to you then, i would like you to contribute to my site in some way. And it can be any format you like, e.g., a weekly blog, book review, daily thoughts, short pieces, or anything that interests you. Life, health and fitness are probably my biggest passions and it is going to be a big part of the future. It is currently one of, if not the biggest trend and is growing rapidly. As with reading, i think if the global population could just understand a little more about food exercise and training, we would eradicate many illnesses and move the human race forward 10x fold. The only thing that is holding us back, is this lack of knowledge. But when i think about health and fitness, i also see the mind as part of this. That is, the habits we have, thoughts and what we do on a daily basis all links to health in the end. The mind really is everything and i think it is best described in a simple little equation: Input = Output . I am an avid student of philosophy, the body and thinking – which is what attracted me to your site; I love your writing style and your method of story-telling. You capture the readers attention in a way that so many writers struggle to do.

    

If you have a few moments please take a look a the site ( link at bottom) and scroll down down the page. Also take a look at some of the categories. This, i hope will give you an idea. 

Here are some of the most popular articles that best reflect what i’m trying to do here:



    https://prestopost.org/2016/05/24/a-few-thoughts-on-creativity/
https://prestopost.org/2016/05/22/put-equal-emphasis-on-profit-and-people/
https://prestopost.org/2016/05/22/how-to-be-happy-forever-1-fundamental-hack/
https://prestopost.org/2016/05/17/139/ – Education if flawed, how can we change it?
https://prestopost.org/2016/05/13/blog-post-title-5/ – The Illusion of Fitness



    Also check out our ‘RePressed’ section: http://prestopost.org/category/repressed/ This is where we share our favourite articles, what we’re reading and any other interesting things from the web, we then link it back to the source. 



    The site is currently not generating any profit, but as it gets bigger i will utilise ads that are specific to the customer, maybe even ask our readers to choose the ads. 

I think if we can collaborate together and promote each other, it is a win-win not for us, but for our readers.

    

I look forward to your reply and very much hope you can become part of this special project.

    

Thanks so much for your time,
 Jai


  25. hi Stuart it’s Lorraine here, thank you for following me looking forward to your blog too

  26. Martian

    thanks for stopping by..Great blog

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  28. Christina Nifong

    Stuart: You had followed my first blog iteration, which I’m just about to shut down. Would love for you to follow christinanifong.com, my new baby. Thanks!

    Love what you’re doing here, BTW!

  29. Hi Stuart. Thanks so much for liking my paintings. Your interest really boosts my spirits and creativity.
    I read Thanks Alice and really loved it. Nice work!

  30. Dr. Steph

    Hi Thanks for Liking my Post! Keep up the good work 😀

  31. J.

    Thanks for the like and follow. Love these stories!! Everyday life really is fascinating. If only more folks would just take the time to notice. At least your blog shows us how. 🙂

  32. Thanks for the follow! I look forward to reading your stories.

  33. omognard

    Hi Stuart!
    You are following my blog 366squares.wordpress.com. You probably haven’t seen anything new in quite a while… That’s because I’ve changed its address to 366squares.omognard-photography.com. And unfortunately I couldn’t migrate the subscriptions as well.
    If you’re still interested in my photographic work, please visit 366squares.omognard-photography.com. You should be able to subscribe to it if you’d like to !
    Hoping to see you there,
    Olivier Mognard

  34. Thanks so much for following my new blog! I hope to increase content soon, in both quantity and quality. Going to peruse yours now!

  35. authengrace

    Hello Mr. Perkins,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following; I appreciate it!
    God Bless ~
    Authen

  36. Wanda Staples

    I have between 20 to 25 of clother, towels, and dome toys. I would like to know if someone would be willing to come to the Poconos to pick them up? I guess I need to know how I can get the boxes to the Appalachian people. I also have bikes. My e-mail address is wandstaples@gmail.com. Thanks for your help. Wanda

    • That is go great that you’re willing to help people. We just don’t do it anymore. Some of my friends moved and one passed away and we just could no longer do it. But I am sure there’s someone near you, a local place, who would love to take those things. Good for you for helping out!

  37. I love your stories. Please keep on writing them.

  38. Thanks for liking my post. Always enjoy your stories.

  39. Hi Stuart…..thank you for the honour of following my blog…. Im new at this, so it means a lot that a veteran like yourself wants to read what iv humbly written.
    Im not so familiar with wordpress and do get a little lost, but am learning…
    Love what you say in your profile about seeing things in the ordinary….Im pretty house/bedbound as im poorly (for years now) and looking for the delightful, insightful and the meaning (positively….(and not so at times too as only human)…feeds and nourishes my soul..!.
    Kind regards
    Georgina
    Dorset. UK

  40. Hi Stuart,

    I’ve always enjoyed reading your captivating stories. This is why I have nominated YOU for the Mystery Blogger Award. Congratulations!

    Your participation is voluntary, however I’d be honored if you accept it. Let’s do a great good by promoting each other and spreading the word.

    Here’s the link https://comeinsitdown.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/mystery-blogger-award/

    Thank you,
    Anna

  41. Sahel

    Hi Stuart, thanks for finding my blog – am so glad I found yours! I can’t wait to read all these wonderful, thought provoking stories.

  42. Thank you Stuart for visiting my blog. I read some of your blog and inspired me to pursue my interest in writing. I wish to write more articles consistently . Thanks for sharing your interesting stories to the world.

  43. Sam

    Thank you, Stuart, for following my blog. You have a gentle style with touching messages.

  44. How true. I like your attitude towards daily living. I, as well have been observing & recording for some 34 years. Numerous tales to write about. All for the honor of the Mighty Creator we serve. All by the power of love from on high. Thanks for your visit. Hope you visit again. 🙂

  45. Hello Stuart – thanks for following and it’s a pleasure to have discovered you and your writing. With Kind Regards from over the pond,
    Hannah

  46. Too often, we forget the simplicity of just writing what we know. You seem to master that. Thank you for following, it’s a pleasure to have connected with you! – Amber

  47. Hi Stuart
    I like your site and love the idea of ‘shucking’ the fun out of everyday situations. I had not come across this term before. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for following. I look forward to getting to connecting with you through the blog world, reading more of your poetry and thoughts, and hope that you find something interesting enough on my site to keep coming back.
    Have a wonderful week 😊

  48. our story about the Roses and your G’Ma really gripped my heart. My Grandmother (MaryJane Lewis) was also an avid garden-grower and she definitely had a Major Green-thumb for any kind of a plant, whether it be in her home, or outside planted in her sunny yard.

    This reading brought-back many days of seeing Grandma prune and fuss with her roses and other flowers and tend to her meticulous garden(s). “Thanks for the walk don memory lane!” It was nostalgic!!

    Respectfully,

    Jennifer Lewis

    (would you please consider leaving me a Comment?)

  49. bmdunning15

    Thank you for following “Biscuits and Books”, allow me to return the favor🙂

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