Stuff by Jeannie Perry

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: I should’ve gone to Vassar

    “There’s a time and a place for everything … It’s called college.” -Chef Jerome McElroy

    When I was growing up, the question wasn’t, “Are you going to college?” It was, “Where are you going to college?” I attended a state university right after high school, but in hindsight, that wasn’t… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps & Qs: Twenty Years Ago

    Twenty years ago, the Carbondale cops knew me. I lived a couple of miles outside of town and sometimes they would give me a ride if I was walking home late at night (the nice ones would even stop by 7/11 for nachos). My husband worked part-time as a bartender… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Sign of the Bear

    Next week will be a new year according to the Chinese calendar, “Year of the Ox.” This, the second sign, is grounded, loyal and trustworthy. The story goes that the Jade Emperor was having a party and he decided the order in which his guests arrived would determine… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News, Opinion Published

    My Hunter S. Thompson story

    Wow– 2021! So much to look forward to: a new year, a new president, a new car … My beloved Volvo traveled over 200,000 miles before it finally kicked the bucket and while I look for a new set of wheels, I’m borrowing my uncle’s car. It’s a beast from… 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 →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps&Qs: ‘Maybe it’s time to let the old ways die’

    Now I’ve seen it all. 

    Like Donald Trump’s mother. An immigrant from the slums of Scotland, Mary Anne MacLeod truly went from rags to riches, living the spectrum of wealth firsthand. Unlike her offspring, who have never known poverty. 

    It is typical, their family’sread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps&Qs: America needs a facial

    Wow! 2020 has certainly been a memorable year. Challenging, to say the least. The last nine months have taken a toll on all of us and I think we could use a little TLC. 

    I’ve come to the conclusion that America needs a facial. Trust me,read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: History is a spin cycle

    Last month, for my 50th birthday, I got some great gifts, including an epiphany. 

    It happened in Aspen, where even the poodles forget their masks and have to run back before they can go into Starbucks. My epiphany had to do withread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps&Qs: The dog days of summer

    This summer it seems everyone packed up the family truckster and headed for Colorful Colorado… While I can’t blame them, it has caused me to experience some road rage. 

    Whether running errands around town or getting out into the wild, everywhere I go, there are humansread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    No one should be afraid to walk

    “I’ve never felt safer.” I pulled my mask down and leaned over to yell in my friend’s ear during the #BLM march in Rifle last month. 

    As I said it, there were half a dozen Harleys revving past us as we marched along the sidewalk andread more →