Stuff by Jeannie Perry

  • Locations: News Published

    Ps & Qs: Twelve days of Carbondale

    This December, I want to give a little appreciation for our local flare here in Carbondalay, Bonedale, C-Town. (Just kidding, no one calls it that — yet!)

    As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to take stock of all that we have and look for ways to share with… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    This Roevember, vote for women

    This November, as I cast my ballot, I can’t help but think of the women who came before me and how hard they fought to be regarded as equal: equal in the eyes of men, equal under the law, an equal part of society… 

    While progress has been made,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: Cead mile failte

    I told my sister that NASA was planning to fire a missile at an asteroid coming close to Earth — not because there was any danger of the asteroid hitting Earth, just to test our math (and, I suspect, to appease a bit of the Bruce Willisness in all Americans.)… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: Ship of fools

    Do you ever think life is like a treasure hunt? Kind of like a cosmic bingo game and as we gain experiences, the squares on our board fill up until we yell, “Bingo!” For instance, in my life, I have sung karaoke a handful of times — not well mind… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps&Qs: Of monsters and men

    Picture this: Cookie Monster sitting on a park bench looking out at the horizon and the thought bubble over his head reads: “Without my cookies, I’m just a monster.”

    That meme is exactly how I would describe politicians like Lauren Boebert; politicians who want to take away certain inalienable rights… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: Arnie goes to the big city

    I recently went down to the big city of Denver, and WOW! I felt like Country Mouse showing up at the door of an old family friend in my worn-out coat and hat, carrying an old square suitcase. Such a busy, bustling place, yet everyone just goes about their own… read more →

  • 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 →