Jeannie Perry

  • 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 →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: Keep calm and Carbondale on

    Once upon a time, in a bar called The Black Nugget (where the men were men, and the drugs were nervous), a couple of women from out of town walked in and sat at the bar. They ordered a sea breeze and a cape cod and looked around,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 Published

    Ps&Qs: Ghosts of Christmas past

    All I want this Christmas is joy, prosperity, and a collective sense of harmony.

    But, like the jaded characters in every Hallmark Christmas movie, I mostly just feel anxious and worried as I count down the days… And I have serious doubts about Santa’s ability to… read more →