Stuff by Jeannie Perry

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    Ps & Qs: Another year of DINK living

    Do you know what a DINK is? It stands for Double Income No Kids.

    And if you think about it, you probably know a DINK— or two. A lot of my friends are DINKs, for various reasons, and I think it’s about time we recognizeread more →

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    Ps&Qs: Festivus for the rest of us

    When I was a kid, Basalt and El Jebel were two completely different towns, and you had to go to Aspen or Glenwood for any kind of shopping; seasonal or otherwise.

    In fact, El Jebel was barely a town, it was more of a roadsideread more →

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    Ps&Qs: Life is like a Mexican train ride

    The older I get, the more I realize life is like the train ride I took from Nogales to Mazatlán during Spring Break, 1991.

    Everyone starts out with high hopes and expectations, clean clothes, and dreams of the amazing adventure ahead. There are new people toread more →

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    Ps&Qs: The hamster-led, pumpkin spiced revolution

    Fall is a wonderful season.

    That nearly-dead-but-not-yet feeling of: warm days and cool nights, beautiful tapestries on the mountainside, and the pumpkin spiced deluge whenever we leave the house. Americans are extremely busy this fall; there’s barely time to stop and smell the rotting roseread more →

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    Ps & Qs: A weekend with my Uncle Chas

    They say, “if you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.”

    My mother’s family, the Moores, are Irish. And that’s exactly how I feel about my uncle Charlie; if you’re lucky enough to know him, you’re lucky enough. He has always been there forread more →

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    Ps & Qs: Land of the caged

    The Trump administration started separating children from their parents at the border and relocating them while their parents await trial for seeking refuge.

    The immigration courts in this country are moving at the speed of smell, and even if they could manage to find andread more →

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    Ps & Qs: The Rizzo years

    The other day my husband asked if a little alien creature was going to pop out of my gut, like in that ’80s movie starring Sigourney Weaver.

    “I’m perimenopausal” I told him, “and it’s an early stage, so buckle up; you could be in forread more →

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    Ps & Qs: Born in Aspen, but we still need to work for a living

    Oh, my gods, did you hear Emmanuel Macron’s speech?! I should have guessed! This whole ordeal of having a president with the ego of a small child, and a slack-ass nanny of a congress, has all been a plot to make us fall for the first responder onread more →

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    Ps & Qs: The spectrum of a species

    I subscribe to The Borowitz Report because the only way I can absorb the news these days is through satire. And now it arrives with a disclaimer: Not the news. This is the world we live in.

    A world “where ‘stop shooting our kids’ is seenread more →

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    Ps & Qs: Born in the USA

    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” -Mark Twain

    I’ve been watching the Olympics like a middle-aged woman: every night, on the couch, arguing with my husband about the etiquette of curling. I love seeing athletes from all over the world… read more →