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Peri Kinder:

  • Award-winning humor columnist
  • Life and Laughter Coach
  • Often broke freelance writer
  • Occasionally flexible yoga instructor
  • Wife–1 husband
  • Mother–4 daughters
  • Grandma–11 grandchildren (6 boys, 5 girls)
  • Dog owner–1 “special” lab/border collie
  • Sugar addict–no hope of recovery
  • Cookie and/or pie fiend–always looking for new recipes
  • Housework avoider




22 thoughts on “About

  1. Happy National Polka Music Month! Your ‘Life and Laughter’ column in the Sandy City Journal had my feet a tapping remembering my growing up years in Tucson listening to my mom’s Sunday morning ‘Polish Polka Time’ broadcasts. Thanks to the brand new Sandy City Cemetery memorial Niche addition (opening this Spring) my brother and I finally found a perfect resting place for mom’s ashes. But best of all her radio program will once again play Polka music after being silent for more than 50 years. We can thank current Internet technology and this short code engraved into the granite face of mom’s niche. Enjoy a preview of what is coming to the Sandy City Utah Cemetery here: http://sep.me/1xz


  2. Kenneth Z. from Holladay

    I enjoyed your article “Cold Feet”. It was very well written and many people who dread the cold, I’m sure, appreciated your article.


  3. Hey! I hope you don’t doing it again but I nominated you for the 7 x 7 Link Award because I really do love your blog. You can find the information here … http://adventureswithwords.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/7-x-7-link-award/


  4. Hey! I love your blog so, when someone passed an award on to me … I thought I’d pass it on to you. You can find all the information I have here … http://adventureswithwords.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/a-blog-award-nomination-me/


  5. I enjoy reading you so much! You leave me with a grin, of some kind, every time I pop in to see what’s up in your world. 🙂 Oh, I’d love a pic with Stephen, too! Whoo hooo!


  6. Oh boy. Looks like someone beat me to it. Well, I also nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Perhaps I should just make up another award to give you since you already have this one. How about Best Blog in the Universe Award? There. Congratulations!

    Thanks for giving me stitches in my side every time I visit!


  7. […] of my new favorite bloggers wrote a post about why she disliked the Super Bowl this year. I totally understand where she is coming from. There were […]


  8. I was going to leave another comment on your most recent post, but since there were 200 I thought you would miss it. Mostly, I think your blog is hilarious and so well done and clever that I am passing forward to you The Versatile Blogger Award. The details are on my post called Promoting Pride in Blogging at http://notesfromtheblogusfear.com .


  9. You are very funny. Instant Follow!


  10. Great blog!

    “Sugar addict–no hope of recovery”… brilliant 🙂 I hope I used quotation marks correctly 😀


  11. I loved the last point in your intro! Super!


  12. Yey for Peri Kinder!! I looooooooooove your blog! ^^


  13. During the 2010 Winter Olympics I worked with US Speedskating and we put together an arrangement for Stephen Colbert to sponsor the team. It was a blast! He came to Salt Lake for a day to film and then I worked with him again in Vancouver. The picture is from the long-track speedskating venue at the Olympics. He and his producers were fantastic to work with!


  14. Ditto on finding out about the Stephen Colbert pic and on being Freshly Pressed. Congrats!


  15. Neat blog name! Simple, but says it all.


  16. I really like your blog! And I’ve gotta find out more about that Stephen Colbert picture in your banner… So now I’m stalking, I mean, following you. 😉

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!


  17. Peri,

    I enjoy you colums; full of wit and humor. Regarding Ringo, it sounds like you have your hands full, to say the least. I volunteer at Salt Lake County Animal Services on Saturdays. One of the newer services they offer is low- or no-cost six-week CGC (Canine Good Citizen) training classes. They’re included for shelter adoptions but anyone can sign up for only $40. It sounds like Ringo needs professional help. Strange as it may sound, letting him run willy-nilly to and fro like a crazed lunatic of a dog may be hilarious and great fodder for a column, but it is not the best for him. If you do decide to make the commitment to seek professional help, understand that the classes are not a magic wand. The majority of the progress will be done at home. In most all cases, the behavior gets worse before it gets better (yes, dogs do throw tantrums). It takes time and patience but Ringo can become a more balanced dog. Your column didn’t mention if Ringo is neutered; I assume he is. You cannot continue to “treat RIngo like the special aunt who wanders through the neighborhood in her underwear.” Being a Lab/Border Collie mix makes him a high maintenance dog. Twice-daily walks are the minimum (hopefully 35-45 minutes each). Ringo’s behavior is typical of high maintenance dogs. Many owners simply throw up their hands and the dog winds up at the shelter. Fortunately for Ringo, it sounds like you are committed to him. I hope to read about a more balanced Ringo in a future column. If you need further info about the classes, contact Salt Lake County Animal Services. Good luck.



  18. You very funny lady. You hot mamma.


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