The P.A.

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

I’ll Figure Something Out

On December 26th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

microphone on empty stageDONE. It’s been great. Last blog posting.

It was a blast. (more…)

Be Free

On December 18th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by


“People Got To Be Free” — The Rascals, 1969


All the world over, so easy to see
People everywhere just wanna be free
Listen, please listen, that’s the way it should be
There’s peace in the valley, people got to be free (more…)

The Good Old Days

On December 4th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

old man with newspaperMy wife said she would have been home sooner, but she was “stuck behind a bunch of old guys— probably in their 60s — at the check-out counter.” They were rambling on about something “from the old days.”  (more…)

Giving Thanks Is a Full-Time Job

On November 27th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

thanksgivingDid we all give thanks last Thursday? I did. Given how much I’m thankful for, I need more than 24 hours on a designated day in November. I’m a year-round thankful guy, and I’ll tell anyone who asks. (more…)

The little things are what matters.

On November 20th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

visitors at beachSelfishness is a horrible character trait.  It’s one we perfect in our teen years, and sadly it hangs around to some degree throughout our adult life.  The seriously selfish usually serve to destroy marriages, relationships, and the workplace culture when allowed to go unchecked.  Add selfishness to being stubborn and you have the formula for disaster.  Give a little for the good of all that you meet.  It will make the world a better place.  (more…)

Find the humor

On October 23rd, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

dog wearing funny eyeglasses with fake eyebrows and noseI asked a friend of mine at church the other day how she liked her coffee.  She replied “with lipstick.”  It caught my funny bone and I busted a gut laughing.  In humor, timing is everything.  Her response was perfectly timed.  What also made it funny was that she did not intend for it to be funny.  Her wit was spontaneous—the best kind.  My guess is that she wouldn’t or couldn’t tell a joke—it’s not her style. (more…)

It’s all relative.

On October 16th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

binoculars with different filtersIt’s all relative.  I’m tall to anyone under six feet, but to a guy north of seven—not so much.  To somebody who doesn’t work out, I’m a gym rat.  To a triathlete, I’m a cupcake.  I’m a pretty good dancer at the family wedding reception, but to the folks who do it for a living, I look like I’m shuffling at a bus stop in shirt sleeves in the dead of winter. (more…)

Three keys to success

On October 2nd, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

three antique keys on black backgroundI’m a fan of three keys to success:  discernment; deductive reasoning; and the newly added third “D”—discipline.  I’ve talked about two of them over time, maybe even discipline has been discussed, but never have I hooked them all together to create the “Triple D” to success. (more…)

We need STEM Graduates

On September 5th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

ruler and notebook on deskBig news! No, not that Taylor Swift released her new album. No, not that the Cardinals are barely above .500. No, not that one lady won north of $750 million. Nope! The big news that should be grabbing all of the headlines is that most of the smart kids are not in America.  (more…)

Eclipse Fever? Not So Much.

On August 29th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

solar eclipseThe eclipse is over. It came and went last Monday, August 21. Like an ice cream cone at a summer picnic in August, before you could get your glasses adjusted and look to the heavens, it was gone. Nothing more than a summer memory. (more…)