Jenny Wright



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,” […]

School’s Out for Summer

School’s Out for Summer

It’s summer. I’m sitting at the pool, watching the kids swim. They don’t need me here. They hardly know I’m here. I’m not hovering, I swear. I’m tucked far away in the shade. They’re here with friends, all of whom are old enough to be here without me. I’ll let them… soon. The Boy got […]

Practically Perfect in Every Way

Practically Perfect in Every Way

“How was ‘Mary Poppins’?” That’s the No. 1 question I’m asked, at least once daily, by friends who didn’t see the show. A lot of you get it, but some don’t. “Are you so glad it’s over? Happy to have your life back?” Great. No. That was our life. That’s the short version. As y’all […]

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

We hear it all the time: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I call bull honkey. Total crap. It’s like the advice they (the royal they, with all the answers) give brides when it rains on their wedding day. “They say it’s good luck if it rains on […]