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
I’m often asked whether my posts are fact or fiction. All true. The goal of my blog is to highlight meaningful or humorous stories behind everyday scenarios. I don’t always aim for the obvious but I do try to hit on themes we all relate to in some way. Sometimes I’m asked for photos to go along with my posts. Since I often find “inspiration” in little more than an overheard conversation during my work commute, I don’t always have a photo to go along with what I write. But sometimes I do!
My post “Cheesy Sunset” came after a visit to the Grand Canyon. https://storyshucker.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/cheesy-sunset/
We stayed at El Tovar, a hotel literally perched on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It opened in 1905, is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been declared a National Historic Landmark, and served as a perfect spot from which to explore the area.
Here are a few photos taken during the actual cheesy sunset, along with the ravens that “rode the winds”…
And I have to include a few of the helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. The most exciting, exhilarating, and terrifying thirty minutes of my life. I loved it. I will never do it again…
You don’t have to see it from the air to be thrilled. Everyday hikes in the Grand Canyon are beyond beautiful.
I have so many photos from that trip, all of them spectacular in my opinion. How could they not be? You can’t take a bad photograph there.
If you haven’t been to the Grand Canyon, you should go when you can. If you’ve already been, go again and take some cheese puffs.
Stuart M. Perkins