The Aspen Times Column Archives

 
 

Meredith Pro Tem was published weekly in

The Aspen Times from July 16, 2005 - December 25, 2012.

  It also ran in the Summit Daily News and Santa Monica Daily Press.           


November 18, 2014

November 3, 2014

October 14, 2014

August 8, 2014

                                                                          December 25, 2012

December 18, 2012

December 11, 2012

December 4, 2012

November 20, 2012

November 13, 2012

November 6, 2012

October 30, 2012

October 23, 2012

October 9, 2012

October 2, 2012

September 18, 2012

September 11, 2012

September 4, 2012

August 28, 2012

August 21, 2012

August 14, 2012

August 7, 2012

July 24, 2012

July 10, 2012

July 3, 2012

June 26, 2012

June 19, 2012

June 12, 2012

June 5, 2012

May 29, 2012

May 15, 2012

May 8, 2012

May 1, 2012

April 24, 2012

April 17, 2012

April 3, 2012

March 20, 2012

March 13, 2012

March 6, 2012

February 28, 2012

February 21, 2012

February 14, 2012

February 7, 2012

January 24, 2012

January 17, 2012

January 10, 2012

January 3, 2012

August 16, 2011

August 2, 2011

July 26, 2011

July 12, 2011

July 5, 2011

June 28, 2011

June 21, 2011

June 14, 2011

June 7, 2011

May 24, 2011

May 17, 2011

May 3, 2011

April 26, 2011

April 12, 2011

April 5, 2011

March 29, 2011

March 22, 2011

March 15, 2011

March 1, 2011

February 22, 2011

February 15, 2011

January 25, 2011

January 18, 2011

January 11, 2011

December 28, 2010

December 21, 2010

December 14, 2010

December 7, 2010

November 23, 2010

November 16, 2010

November 9, 2010

November 2, 2010

October 26, 2010

October 12, 2010

October 5, 2010

September 14, 2010

September 7, 2010

August 31, 2010

August 24, 2010

August 3, 2010

July 27, 2010

July 20, 2010

July 13, 2010

July 6, 2010

June 29, 2010

June 15, 2010

June 1, 2010

May 25, 2010

May 18, 2010

April 27, 2010

April 13, 2010

April 6, 2010

March 30, 2010

March 16, 2010

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February 16, 2010                  

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December 29, 2009                 

December 22, 2009                 

December 8, 2009                   

December 1, 2009                   

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October 27, 2009                    

October 20, 2009                    

October 13, 2009                    

October 6, 2009                      

September 29, 2009               

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September 1, 2009                 

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January 26, 2008                

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December 29, 2007              

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December 1, 2007                

November 17, 2007             

November 10, 2007             

November 2, 2007               

October 27, 2007                 

October 13, 2007                 

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September 29, 2007            

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September 1, 2007              

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February 24, 2007             

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February 10, 2007             

February 3, 2007               

January 27, 2007              

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December 30, 2006            

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December 16, 2006            

December 9, 2006              

December 2, 2006              

November 25, 2006           

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November 4, 2006

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January 28, 2006             

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December 31, 2005           

December 25, 2005           

December 17, 2005          

December 10, 2005          

December 3, 2006             

November 26, 2006          

November 19, 2005          

November 12, 2005          

November 5, 2005            

October 29, 2005              

October 22, 2005              

October 15, 2005              

October 8, 2005                

October 1, 2005               

September 24, 2005        

September 17, 2005         

September 10, 2005         

September 3, 2005           

August 27, 2005               

August 20, 2005               

August 6, 2005                 

July 30, 2005                  

July 16, 2005                   

Aspen vs. Vail: Who’s the biggest loser?

The real surprises have yet to come

City considering a parking rate increase . . . really?

Clearing up a misperception of the Aspen Chabad


You liked me — you really liked me

How much blood needs to be spilled?

The lost art of sharing

Paid work isn’t so bad after all

It’s not about the Twinkies

Mothers still know best

Judgment Day is coming soon

The biggest nonissue in the presidential election

The mothers in my life

Halloween costumes have gone to hell

A legend in my daughters’ minds

Booze and tragic Disney World figures go hand in hand

From swing set to stripper pole

Force feeding is hard to digest

The lies that bind Lohan and Armstrong

Taking the happy out of happy hour

Kids’ birthday parties are the new weddings

The Olympic voices inside my head

The Aurora-Penn State connection

Where’s the outrage?

Having it all is a matter of preference

The nays have it

Life lessons from Kim Kardashian

My dad’s Father’s Day gift: A grandchild just like me

An open letter to the nice folks at Apple

From ‘Girls’ to twoman

Am I mom enough? Ask my children

What I don’t want for Mother’s Day

All dressed up and no prom to go

Not quite the end of the innocence, but close

No cease fire in the mommy wars yet — please!

Worthless advice from celebrities

When good children happen to bad mothers

I am nobody without my fans

Vanity, vodka and the other v-word

Two children is plenty, thank you

Monica, Whitney, Gwyneth and Demi: high school redux

Jason Bateman, Facebook and social media porn for idle minds

My name is Meredith, and I’m THAT mom

On pajamas, Gingrich and cougars

The pleasure of nitpicking

Hollywood baby-makers ready to hit the small screen

In which the messiah-by-default is born

The next Venus and Serena? Time will tell

Hellion No. 1 goes for broke

Boy, have they got us ladies pegged

Won’t you be my neighbor, Casey Anthony?

Say what? I can’t hear you

Are we there yet? Waiting for Nov. 7, 2012

Looking to Tina Fey for how to raise a nerd

Even adults could use a good summer camp

Bracing for the long, strange trip

Tired, busy, out of time, and no light at the end of the tunnel

An open letter to Oprah

Yes we can wait in line

Driving into middle age, but not in a minivan

Because everything goes better with bacon

New royal wedding details unveiled

A racist by any other name

Roughing it — with toddler — in a desert hotel

Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful

When every day is a holiday

At least we know where she stands

Dominating the competition

Oprah: Still tugging on heartstrings after 25 years

As the world turns, my fortune spins

Bidding a sad adieu to a big purple friend

An open missive to Aspen’s visitors

The long wait pays off for Princess Kate

Meaningless gifts: It’s the thought that counts

In which Meredith gets a fan club

Turning Carrie-s into Lemon-ade

My brushes with greatness (or vice versa)

Helping to make change for Cash

A wish list for Aspen’s City Market

It’s hip to be square, apparently

Why potty training is a bunch of crap

So long, farewell, auf Widersehen . . . good-bye already

Kindling a new love affair with e-books

This ad brought to you by no one you care about

My sweet, darling little hellcat

Are you ready for some football?

On leaving school days behind

Pearls of wisdom for Chelsea on her big day

It’s my party; I’ll whine if I want to

Mama said there’d be days like these

An open letter to Al Gore

Trying to name the great unknowns

My daughter, the shameless Med Head

The hand that rocks my cradle

Catching the train to nowhere

Even the low maintenance are high maintenance

There’s not enough room for the three of us

Heart-stopping competition for customers

Is it just me . . . ?

She talk ‘prit-eeee’ one day

The whooping cough of Fashion Week

If you can’t say something nice . . .

Matrimony, mony: Music isn’t the tie that binds

An open letter to Bob Costas

Mama said flaunt it if you’ve got it

Soon-to-be classic tales of love and romance

Left, right, left, right, right, right

Maybe it’s time to share the love

Frontier’s customer service has miles to go

Thoughts on raising a cereal killer

Lions, tigers and pigskins. Oh my.

Pretty certain New Year’s Eve will bomb again

Looking back on the year of the woman

Putting the Jew back into Christmas

Luxury gifts for the downtrodden

Breaking up is hard to do

Overcoming the haircut struggle

Picking a costume for a finicky trick-or-treater

Revisiting misstressed opportunities

Getting lost in the land of Twitter

Left in and snowed out

An appetite for anything, especially the inedible

The fading status of Glamour Gulch

Failing the test of time

Hot and battered over KFC

To catch a bicycle thief

Hillary Clinton: Always a bridesmaid

Celebrity memoirs: The new It accessory in Hollywood

And this little piggy went to the doctor

Regarding the search for the perfect recipe

Infamous last words

Life with my favorite stalker

Regarding the naming rights for a charity case

Favre, the come-back kid, comes back yet again

Ah, summer: A carnivore’s delight

True stories of a hard-luck loser

No rest for the weary mother

With role models like these...

Facing reality isn’t so bad

Masking my hypochondria

Regarding the great enabler

Answering life’s important questions

Bargains to be had, but who’s buying?

Deep fried in the Deep South

Wise columnist says: Only fools rush in

Gods, guns, wagering and Wal-Mart

I know you are but what am I?

Reading is fun and mental

Feedback for the friendly skies

The hand that rocks the cradle

Parental paranoia at 30,000 feet

I found your wallet, Mr. Obama

A farewell toast to America’s middleman

Nothing worse than a thief with a pen

This dream job will remain a dream

Is it New Year’s? Or the prom?

Please, Yahoo, don’t let the Featured box go

Act your age - or how old I think you are

Keeping up my grand Hanukkah tradition

Facebook: So creepy, but so much fun

Mom’s annual Thanksgiving miracle

Gearing up for a lackluster holiday

My inner Martha Stewart may send my daughter into therapy

Nice shoes for an ‘Average Joe’

Just call me the kitchenette-ette gourmet

Can Sarah do it all? You betcha!

A whole new romance with baby

No luck o’ the Irish at Bennigan’s

Give me, baby, some more time

How well would McCain and Obama deliver?

There’s a sucker marketed to every minute

The Institute’s royal screw-up 

Missing my chances at music

Is honesty really the best policy?

Aspen’s status symbol du jour: plastics

A rare venture into the culinary realm

Call it the art of regret in New Mexico

...But the game of life is just beginning

Color me perplexed by paint samples

If eBay were a class, I’d get an A++++++

How much for a photo of that baby?

My ‘permanent record’ not so fearsome

I’m just a gal who’s dying to feel young again

Sticks and stones may break my bones

Winds of change blowing — for cliches

A phobia that’s nothing to sneeze at

Time for the ‘gentle sex’ to fight back

An inconvenient hypocrisy

Honesty — it’s such a lonely word

Up the creek and over the hill

Stepping into a new show phone for ’08

Who really is suffering on this diet?

If Bloomberg can run, then so can I

Expressing your love with Hallmark

Time to roll the dice in ’08

The biggest mistakes of 2007

How baby names reveal cultural trends

Giving up on gift giving this December

Tinseltown...and the next president

Some new traditions for a new house

I’m yearning for the high life

It’s the tragically (and aged-ly) hip

To SI: Hire me

Take them out of the ballgame

An embarrassment of riches

A pair mismatched in heaven

There is no perfect gift for Dad

Hooky on the High Holidays

Employing feisty personalities

Who is the great decider of 2008?

Please don’t quit your day job

Peace, love and a Sub-Zero

Like mother, like daughter

Looking toward the left

Telling tall tales to the masses

Putting the ‘wild’ in wildlife

Free tequila? Sign me up!

It’s news that’s hard to swallow

Lockup: The new rehab

A laminated sense of self

In charge but not in control

Our own kind of sisterly bond

Distracting Dad on Mother’s Day

Hi def brings QB’s zits to life

Vote Goldie for Aspen mayor

Not a pocketbook kind of girl

I’m rubber, you’re glue...

Back when life was totally rad

I’m not really a nagger - am I?

Three’s company — in person

As green as money will buy

Extreme, or just foolhardy?

Surreality TV: It’s pilot season

Please don’t kid yourself — or me

Why rehab is the new black

Exquisite Valentine’s Day pain

Revenge of the ne’er-do-wells

This week’s biggest game ever

Toeing an undesirable line

My story. (More or less)

Born with a gender bias

Searching for the real news

But wait — there’s more!

From treasured to trashed

The best of Christmas kitsch

The art of deadline dodging

Outsourcing improvements

My new zip is 9021-oh yeah!

A stickler while being sick

A house full of memories

Random acts of rudeness

Love me, love my stuff

Wasting time . . . professionally

If you can’t stand the heat . . .

‘Serious offense’ not so serious

Side effects, five years later

Admitting a serious e-addiction

Holy Cheeses: Saintly sightings

You want a medal for that?

Achieving ‘Good Wife’ status

Avoiding Bridezilla status

Leaving school days behind   

Back when candy was good

The tail that wags the blog

It’s Cohen, Cohen, gone

The heart and sole of local races

Summer’s must-have accessory

Work, life lessons from Dad

Under bridal magazine hypnosis

Revisiting memories of Grandpa

Bones to pick and throw

The disappearing anchorman

Those road bike badasses

Nothing is sacred anymore

Good anniversary company

Etiquette on proper e-mail love

Myths better left unspoiled

Anchors astray for CBS

The plight of the left

Trumping a baby ego

I’m a great eBay buyer

Notes on love and disparage

Blame it on the name

Godfather of grandfathers

Life lessons from Oprah

Hollywood-style privacy

Nonsense and sensitivity

High country canine living

Diners in my dreams

The ‘Brokeback’ backlash

Memories of this old house

Celebrate good times

Oy vey! It’s Christmas Day

The year’s best stories

We’re a country country

It’s service with a smirk

It’s a helluva town, isn’t it?

Like Martha, minus the mean

Silver bells ring in September

Living with grown-up remorse

Dressing up like royalty, and other costume ideas

A modern technological idiot

Feeling it in my lazy bones

Choosing the right name

I’m running for the goal

I’m falling for football

Retirements and comebacks

Blue skies remind of tragedy

(Not) made in Aspen

Now that I’m all grown up

Come on — please print me

My very own ‘Law and Order’

Admit it — this is great stuff

Time to retire the wristband