Jenny Wright



15 in 5

15 in 5

I’m thankful for technology. Really, I am. I can’t quite appreciate the full breadth of my thankfulness, but I’ll get there. My laptop died. Our backup plan, an iPad with a bluetooth keyboard, failed, too. I sound spoiled, and these are first-world problems, but I can’t do my job without technology. Gone are the days […]

Vive La Paix

Vive La Paix

For my 16th birthday, my dad took me to Paris. I’d taken French for a couple of years at the time, and though I wasn’t fluent, I loved the language and spoke it pretty well. I understood it fluently but was afraid to converse. We were warned about Parisians not caring for Americans. If we […]

Why Am I Here?

Why Am I Here?

Last weekend, I did something completely out of my comfort zone. I would’ve told you about it sooner, but I didn’t. With our schedule these days, I didn’t have it on my radar until the last minute. I didn’t think you’d be interested anyway. If I’m being honest, which I usually am, I was nervous […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. Cowgirl Sparkly Witch Zombie Harry Potter Kitty. She’s started having to explain her costume with “It’s complicated,” but it doesn’t bother her a bit. Next year’s layer has already been decided. It might be my favorite one so far. 2. As planned, he was Zipperface. It looked so real, what with his face unzipped-like, […]

SparklyKittyDrunkWings

SparklyKittyDrunkWings

My kids love Halloween. They’ve always loved playing dress up so it’s a natural fit. Rather than being into Legos, The Boy loved capes and masks. His imagination would make any crappy accessory seem real. The first Phantom of the Opera mask he had was made of cardboard and a rubber hair band. His four […]

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Talking to a new friend today, I was telling her how busy this particular day was. We had to be at this place and that, I needed to be somewhere else, and although I was sure we’d get it all together, it was going to be a little nuts. She agreed and understood, recalling the […]

No Dice

No Dice

Our kids are in the middle of a game addiction. They want to play any and all games. Anyone can be an opponent. I think the dog’s even been asked. I shouldn’t be surprised that my kids love games. We played Pictionary and Sorry! all the time when I was little. We’d fight about who […]

15 in 5

15 in 5

1. Arts in the Heart was record-breaking this year. The crowds were large but manageable. It was hot, but the beers and shave ices were plentiful. Great job, Sallie and Brenda and the rest of the Greater Augusta Arts Council and steering committee. Lots of hours and hard work went in to making it a […]

Be Patient, Patient

Be Patient, Patient

As I’ve said before, waiting rooms are great for people watching. You might not think of them as interesting places, but if you pay attention, you’ll see what I mean. Because it’s mostly quiet, there might be a false sense of privacy. Like, since we speak in hushed tones, we are only partly visible. Not […]

We Saved the A

We Saved the A

Surely you’ve heard by now. I supposed it’s entirely possible to have missed it, if you aren’t on Facebook, don’t turn on the TV or have been under a rock. Many of us wanted it and fought for it. We were relentless with signs and stickers and awareness. Anyone with a platform wrote and talked […]