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.


Stuart currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

1,247 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. Jaya Singh

    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. Thanks for following me. Your blog looks quite interesting. Nothing better than a good story and it appears you have quite a few. 🙂

  10. 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!


  11. Michaela

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

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


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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. Thanks for the follow Stuart Perkins. We have much in common. Your stories are lovely.

  19. Thank you Staurt for following my blog.

  20. Cheers for following ceeteejackson – look forward to reading your posts …. with all those ‘hits’ you’ve obviously got something interesting to read. 😉 ;-D

  21. Thanks for the follow! It feels like we share a hobby – recording the world as it goes by around us.

  22. Thanks a lot for following me! And yes, I totally agree, big families lots of stories to cherish and share !! 🙂

  23. Thanks for liking my poems, God bless you.

  24. I’ve missed your stories over these last months, Stuart. Hope you are well. I am contemplating “patience” with an eye to writing about it… so this post, Wait, is timely for me. Reminder: “Wait” is a message from the Lord, not just an idea of your own, and there’s always a very beneficial reason for it. 🙂

  25. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. It’s encouraging and keeps me writing. I loved your blogs too. Happy writing!!

  26. Hi, Stuart—
    Thanks for “liking” my poem “Thoughts Engendered by Pajamas With Feet.”

    I am intrigued by the storyshucker concept and plan to peruse your work pronto.

    Nice to make your virtual acquaintance!


  27. Thank you for choosing to follow my blog, Bobbing Around. I hope my words will be of service to you for a long time.

  28. Thanks for following my blog, writealready.com, fellow Richmonder. I look forward to your posts.

  29. Storyshucker, thanks for dropping over and taking some time and following. You got some good stuff here ^ and I look forward to having a shufty through your writings. Thanks again, Stuart.
    Nick, and all on Penn Beacon.

  30. Thanks so much for liking our posts. If you would like us to send you some cute FREE badges, just send us your details.

    Fitty x

  31. Hey Stuart- thanks for liking my blog post and following my blog! I think we have similar interests– gleaning great lessons from life 🙂 Love the way you put it– “Shucking the story from the facts” 🙂 “Aww, shucks!”, you say? 🙂 Can’t help my corny humor! 🙂

  32. Hello Stuart,
    Thank you for connecting with our #freeelectrons.family. We’re glad you enjoyed the post on International Women’s Day. I’ve just read your “Eagle Eyes” and it’s quite a refreshing read. Looking forward to reading more. Big Smile!

  33. Thanks for following my blog! I love your positive stories!

  34. Thanks for following my blog, Stuart. Lovely to read your story on the tree rings. I look forward to following your work more. Love the name of your blog, Storyshucker!

  35. Thanks for following my blog Stuart. Am signed up to yours. Love your latest post.

  36. Thank you for following my blog!

  37. I appreciate you following my blog. You have wonderful stories and I am now one of your followers. Enjoy your day! ~Vickie

  38. Hi, Stuart—

    With this message, I am delighted to nominate you for The Mystery Blogger Award. For the details, please go to:



  39. Hi Stuart. Thank you for viewing my blog on Raising Young Investors. Does your family have a tradition of financial homeschooling? Best regards, Doug

  40. Hi, Stuart—

    Stopping by to thank you for your like of my post “I Thought of Her as Leonardo da Vinci’s Descendant.” She was quite a woman!

    Good to hear from you! I look forward to your next story shucking.


  41. Congratulations on your well-earned new position. I loved your essay, which speaks so beautifully to the widespread desire for evidence of our shared humanity beneath all the anger and chaos.

    The effort to find common ground is a huge motivator for my blog. You’ve just artfully given an exemplar of that powerful drive—and a small but solid success that resulted from it.


  42. Hi Stuart. Thank you so much for reading and following me. Love the ‘mini-scenarios’ theory, reading your stories too.

  43. Well done and well said! Bravo and thanks for sharing.

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  45. qitty25

    Hi Stuart, thanks for your like of my post “Paws..” Found your “A three Dog Night”.. loved it and it answered a question that’s been on my mind for a couple of days. Thanks for that

  46. Hello, Stuart Perkins! I wanted to thank you for following my WordPress blog throughout the years. I also wanted to let you know that I have recently revamped my “About” section to provide additional services. For more information, please read here: belovedgeliebt.wordpress.com/about.

  47. Thanks for dropping by https://wdfyfe.net/ You got a lot of interesting stuff going on here. cheers

  48. Hi, Stuart!

    I want to express my heartfelt thanks for visiting Niel Dann’s Weblog and for liking my recent post. Receiving a like from you is truly a wonderful present as I launched my weblog just this week. I look forward to reading your blog posts. I hope things have been going well there. I wish you all the best.

    Stay safe!
    Niel Dann

  49. Stuart – Thank you for liking my Post, from one Storyteller to the next!

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