Jenny Wright



15 in 5

15 in 5

The Olympics have taken over my life. I leave the television on all day. I’ve moved one to our screened porch so I can swelter with cold beer and watch at night. If you see the faint blue glow coming from our porch, stop on by. Just don’t talk too much while anyone is performing. […]

College Rules

College Rules

Twenty-one years ago, I was packing for college. I don’t care that you now know how old I am. Don’t do math? I’m 39. Age is but a number, anyway. Twenty-one years ago, I knew so much more that I know now. With each passing year, I’m happy to admit that I am, in fact, […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

If we survive this election season without killing each other, it’ll be a miracle. I should rephrase that. If y’all survive this election season without killing each other, it’ll be a miracle. As a general and well-followed rule, I don’t discuss politics. Period. A wise friend once said, “No one ever convinced me of anything […]

Cutting the Cord

Cutting the Cord

“How did you survive?” “Don’t you miss it?” “My husband won’t let me.” “We won’t have what we want.” “I don’t know what we would do without it.” Let me be the first to tell you, you will survive. You might occasionally miss it. You will definitely survive. I’ll help you convince your husband. You’ll […]

Pokemon… Go?

Pokemon… Go?

I’m admittedly out of the loop. It happens to me from time to time, and when it does, I feel like an old fogey. I read Buzzfeed daily. I love the Onion. CNN sends me alerts when there’s breaking news. I talk about current events with my friends and family. I don’t do Twitter. Full […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

It’s summer in Augusta. It’s hot. That’s a fact, not a complaint. However, when it hits triple digits with humidity for good measure, I might even complain. I’ll try not to. This is the south after all. It gets hot in the summer. If you ask me, that’s much better than having a terribly cold, […]

Buried in Books

Buried in Books

I loved reading when I was a child. My nose was always buried in a book. Remember the series from the late ‘80s and early ‘90s? I tried to start a Babysitter’s Club several times. The Sweet Valley Twins, Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, were the most beautiful girls I’d ever heard of. I wanted to […]

Potato, Potahto

Potato, Potahto

Wow. I sat here for about twenty minutes with that single word on the screen. I stared, trying to figure out where to go next. The tragedy in Orlando, where 49 innocent lives were taken away, is all anyone can talk about it. You can try to ignore it, but you’ll have to hide under […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

I just read the most disturbing Facebook post. A woman, with two children, just posted that she basically doesn’t drink so she doesn’t get raped. That might be the most messed up thing I’ve ever read, and I haven’t been raped. Can you imagine, as a victim of rape, seeing that and thinking, “Gosh, is […]

No More Monkeys

No More Monkeys

As I’m writing this, there’s a raging debate about the life of a gorilla versus the life of a four-year-old little boy. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the gist. Mom turns back. Boy springs loose and falls in gorilla pen at zoo. Gorilla is either saying, “He’s mine. I’ll protect him,” […]