Stuff by Jeannie Perry

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: The tyranny of weapons

    I don’t have the words for what just happened in Texas; what is happening in this country. Over 300 school shootings in the last 24 years and we do nothing but scream and cry and pray. What kind of society doesn’t protect its own children? And should that kind of… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trump’s theme song

    “Have you been vaccinated?” the hostess asked me. She was wearing a pink and orange striped jumper with a crocus fascinator set jauntily on the side of her head.

    “Sure.” I said, thinking of all the shots I’d had over the years: Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever, that one year I… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps&Qs: One for Jim B.

    Another good friend is gone. Jim Breasted was the coolest of the cool. We enjoyed talking about many subjects from hiking to history to dive bars in Aspen… but the one thing we would always circle back to, and agree on, is that they don’t make Republicans like they used… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: Live a great story

    Last year, my husband and I made new friends. At our age, this is kind of a big deal; these days we hardly go anywhere new, much less talk to people who we don’t already know. Becca and Todd managed the Homestead at River Valley Ranch, and we instantly liked… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Bowling with Betty White

    Now that I’m in my 50s, I kinda thought I would have my life figured out. It may have been all those sitcoms I watched as a kid. I thought I would have at least received a copy of my permanent record by now… but all I’ve comeread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: It's how to play the game

    Happy new year! Oh boy, these days it seems like each year is better than the next… just kidding — sort of. We went through the ringer last year: pestilence, poverty, politicians who were ready to burn it all down and hang the vice president on the frontread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: A great place to be… yourself

    I recently self-published a compilation of Ps & Qs (available on Amazon until there are enough discarded copies in the world to find one through www.betterworldbooks.com). Rereading my column was like traveling back through time, and it reinforced the old adage, “The more things change, the more Iread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Now Presenting: NoDo CarBo!

    I recently watched a documentary on Kurt Cobain, and afterwards I thought, “It’s a damn shame he didn’t stick around long enough to make a country album. I bet it would have been great.”

    As a member of the 27 club (together with Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jim… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Halting the machines of war

    When I was just a little girl 

    I asked my mother, what will I be?

    Will I be pretty?

    Will I be rich?

    Here’s what she said to me…

    You will flee your home and country just to survive. You will miss spending… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Cherry blossom aversion

    Question: Is Mercury pretty much always in retrograde these days? For every two steps forward I take, it feels like Mercury — or whoever oversees this science experiment we call Earth, pushes me back. Progress is slow going at best and inconceivable some days. I don’t think I’mread more →