The P.A.

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

Let’s Get Back to Nice

On November 3rd, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

child with bouquetTwitter is mean-spirited and displays a well-thought-out tactical nastiness for most of its users. This generation of pop culture spends painstaking time hiding behind a made-up handle that allows for total anonymity in order to actively seek to subvert all that is good in the world. When one’s mind is focused on crafting some vile retort to what’s trending, then being nice is far from conscious thought. Read more »

If You’re a Cubs Fan, Turn Away

On October 26th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

baseballsIf you’re a Cubs fan, turn away. I’m not the type of guy to say, “Let bygones be bygones.” I don’t like the Cubs. I’m a Cardinals fan. To root for the Cubs is to borrow a phrase from the Hillary Clinton camp: “…deplorable and irredeemable.” Go Indians. Cleveland is always in need of a little love, and I’m just the guy to give it to them. Read more »

It’s About the “Smalls”

On October 17th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

hands and seedlingSo I watch the show American Pickers. I had no idea what a picker was the first time I watched it, and I still view most episodes with my mouth agape at the junk people accumulate (read: hoard) that is of value to others. Truly, the show epitomizes the idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Read more »

The Lessons He Left with Me

On October 11th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

father and son on beachHis expectations were high. Always. Not unachievable, unrealistic or incomprehensible — just a level of excellence that pushed me and my little sister to be better. Read more »

The World Has Indeed Gone Mad

On October 3rd, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

ice cubesThese days, the hottest thing in drinks is the ice. You heard me. They call it artisanal ice, i.e., fancy ice. Rather than regular ice, like the kind you’ve had in your glass since you were a kid, they now have frozen water, shaped carefully. You pay extra to have it. Sounds about right. By the way, “shaped carefully” means perfect cubes, rectangles and the occasional sphere. Read more »