The Jenn is mightier

Columns: Creative Mr. Claus

Another year of decking the halls, hanging stockings and sipping eggnog means that it’s Christmastime; the time to start making your wish list and go shopping for items on the lists of others. Maybe it’s my lack of creativity in buying Christmas presents, but in my opinion, something has got to change this year. The…

The Jenn is mightier: ‘Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’ resolution

Ladies, drop the Einstein’s bagels and pick up a celery stick, CBS’ Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is now less than three weeks away, which means the heavy workout sessions begin right about now. Only kidding. The much-anticipated bra and panties runway show premieres on Tuesday Nov. 28, and needless to say, it’s going to have…

Columns: A squirmish Cain forebodes weakness

If anything can be learned from the Herman Cain campaign thus far, it is that a potential presidential nominee should not ignorantly question the ethics of a journalist. Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, is now a presidential frontrunner for the GOP 2012 race, but has come under fire in the past week; allegations of…

Columns: You came, you ‘mounted,’ you failed

The action verb “to mount” has several meanings. One meaning defines the verb as follows: “to fix securely to a support.” To use it in a sentence, one could say, “The mechanic mounted the engine in my car.” To use the verb in a sexual context, mounting means “to climb onto a male or female…

The Jenn is mightier: Apple CEO must ripen creative skills quickly, or else

He was the man in the black turtleneck who turned a bitten apple into a multi-national icon. Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has passed, leaving techies and others around the world mourning not only his death, but the future of modern technology without such a visionary. Intellectual comparisons of Jobs to Thomas Edison…

Columns: I learned it from Twitter

There are two ways in which I view social media. First, as a tool that will greatly enhance society, and second, as a stream of poison that continuously informs us of what is happening around the world while simultaneously disconnecting us from it. For me, it seems as if Twitter has fulfilled the latter. The…

Columns: Money well spent

For me, column brainstorming relies heavily on browsing news headlines to spark an idea, or remembering what things had angered me in the past week. Well, nothing that angered me was worth writing, and the most interesting headline I read was a report on the unfortunate death of the late Ted Kennedy’s daughter, Kara Kennedy.…

The Jenn is mightier: Gourmet grilled goodness

An old saying notes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I say it’s important to fall in love with your own cooking first. When most kids are receiving six packs from their parents for their 21st birthday, my “Happy Birthday” wrapping paper unveiled a recipe box with dozens of…

Columns: A national shame

There are few people who cannot recall exactly where they were on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 when they heard a plane had crashed into the first World Trade Center tower. The memory of what they were doing at the exact moment is still fresh in almost every person’s mind, just as it was when our…

The Jenn is mightier: Wishful thinking could become a reality!

You know how children have that one movie that as a child, they watch over and over again? For me, that movie was “A Little Princess.”  I loved how Sara Crewe went almost literally from rags to riches. (In her case, from riches to rags then back to riches).  At the end of the film,…

The Jenn is mightier: My brother, Justin Bieber

Growing up, my little brother Kevin was the “little terror” of the family. While he could have been a sweetheart at times, my family does have the home videos to prove Kevin could have been the poster child for the “terrible twos.” For every year he’s been alive, I’m sure I could tell three funny…