Stuff by Jeannie Perry

  • Sections: Columns Published

    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 →

  • Sections: 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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    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 →

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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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    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 →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    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 →