Stuff by Jeannie Perry

  • Locations: Columns Published

    More than the world, she was the sun we three planets orbited

    In 1979, Mom packed me and my two little sisters in her old Datsun and we hit the road. With pit stops, it took us two days to drive from Woody Creek to Denver, and we camped for the night on Independence Pass.

    We were aread more →

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    Enough war for a lifetime

    I’ve had enough. I’m sick and tired of having to pony up more money to support things like libraries, schools, libraries in schools… I pay taxes and that is where I want the money to go, not to the military industrial complex.

    “Today in Capitalism” byread more →

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    Ps&Qs: You can afford to share the pie

    These days people say to me, “It’s too bad you can’t write about the president anymore, what with the political climate being so volatile.”

    While it is my dream to be the Ann Coulter of the Left, the truth is, it isn’t the volatile political climate that keeps… read more →

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    Ps&QS: Middle-aged rash guard

    I had a rash on my arms and legs that lasted for months.

    At first, I thought it was a reaction to the president; my body physically rejecting the idiocracy. But I started to notice a correlation to food. Just the base of the foodread more →

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    Ps & Qs: Close to the bone

    I like to live close to the bone— or as my cousin says, “suck the marrow outta that shit!”

    I have a very real aversion to becoming plastic; both in the figurative sense of being disingenuous, and in the literal sense of ingesting plastic particles.read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Using selfies to defeat blind patriotism

    “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.” -Edward Abbey

    Aah, the Fourth of July: independence, freedom, hamburgers, hot dogs, flags waving over children separated from their parents and kept in cages.

    What is happening right now in this country is hard… read more →

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    WTF? Have aliens hired Congress to prank us?

    The world seems so whacked right now.

    And yet, every day I wake up, go to work, walk the dogs, and check my inbox — only to get distracted by amazing deals on leggings… remember when we wore real pants? Remember when our president knew how government worked?… read more →

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    The opposite extremes of Uber experience

    I have ordered an uber ride twice in my life, and I believe I’ve experienced the spectrum of Uber.

    The first time, I needed a ride from downtown Denver to Longmont (approximately 40 miles) and I became fast friends with the woman who gave meread more →

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    PS&QS: MTV started it all

    When I was ten years old my best friend, Allie, and I would wake up early on Sunday mornings to watch FMTV on Channel 12.

    It was a local show featuring music videos from artists like David Byrne and Blondie. Then Channel 12 sold theread more →

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    Cute as a monster in a shed

    A couple of weeks ago I was walking with my dogs on a remote snow-packed road and I encountered some other people recreating in the woods. As they passed us, a young man (they’re all young these days) yelled at me, “Get your dogs out of here!”

    “I… read more →