The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
President of St. Louis Community Credit Union

Don’t Miss These Moments

On February 29th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

Hugging father sonWhile I don’t go there often, I was in my usual place drinking my usual – decaf coffee, fake sugar, real cream. Table in the corner, facing the room, catching up on some “office” reading – that’s the usual. I’d break of the mundane reading to peer over the top of my readers hoping for something unusual to rattle the usual and capture my attention. (more…)

Intellectual Honesty

On February 22nd, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

brain fighting with heartIntellectual honesty is the thought for the day. Do you have it? Is it practiced after the white-hot embers of emotion stop glowing? At what point are we honest with ourselves about the circumstances at hand? Rational vs. irrational, intellect vs. emotion — they are the David vs. Goliath of modern society. David is portrayed by rational, intellectual reasoning. Goliath represents modern man’s uber-emotional state. The epilogue in the modern-day battle is ultimately much like the biblical outcome, with the difference being that victory over emotion sometimes takes what seems like forever — especially if you listen to sports talk radio. (more…)

It Takes All Kinds

On February 16th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by 1 Comment

all kinds of toolsI’m coming clean with you. No sense pretending any longer. Oh sure, I can talk a good game, but the fact is that I am horrendous in my ability to work with anything mechanical or electronic. Nope, see, I’m already fibbing a little. I am horrendous in my ability to work with anything that has a button, a dial, a switch, a lever or a key. Quite frankly, the number of buttons, dials, switches, levers or keys found on a device is in direct proportion to my incompetency in its use. Light switches I get. After that, it’s a crapshoot.   (more…)

Being “A-Scared”

On February 8th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

scared child“Out of the mouths of babes,” the old saying goes. Join that adage with “Kids say the darnedest things,” and you’ve got the makings for something that is usually thought-provoking or funny — many times both. (more…)

The Smell-Mobile

On February 1st, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

flower in car ventI wouldn’t have believed it either, but apparently someone who is industrious, innovative and creative can transport farm animals in a Mazda 3. That’s right. A Mazda 3 is a small car, just a little bit bigger than a tennis shoe, but I’m here to tell you that based on the smell of our most recent rental car, it’s true — this car had obviously been the scene of something horrific in the relatively near past. (more…)