Jeannie Perry

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps&Qs: We can’t jump ship

    Here’s what I know for sure: water is life, life is fragile, and we are lucky ducks to live on this little frickin’ miracle of existence — the SS Earth.

    I had a dream recently where I was traveling across the ocean on a steamer when I realized that I… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: The Grinch is going to jail

    On Christmas day, my brother-in-law saw the Grinch getting arrested. He lives in a city much bigger than our Whoville-sized Carbondale, and he said a crowd watched as the police handcuffed and loaded the Grinch into a patrol car.

    “And you didn’t get a picture?!” I exclaimed when I heard… 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: 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: 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, 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 →