Alison Garwood Jones

Euro bits

Originally published in August 2010 in Blog

Your morning eggs in Budapest are served up in the frying pan they were cooked in. There are no mosquitoes along the Danube (or Canada geese), but there are Biblical swarms of moths. They fly around your head, up your pant legs and, if you’re not careful, down your windpipe. Their one saving grace is […]

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Boo-duh-pesht

Originally published in August 2010 in Blog

“It’s forints, not florins. That’s our currency.” “Oh,” [tee hee]. And here I thought I was entering the municipality of The Princess Bride. No matter. I still say there’s a fairy tale quality to Budapest. My imagination revs and roars ahead, gathering up the details, some charmed, most grim. I’ve had three days to check […]

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Up, up and away!

Originally published in August 2010 in Blog

I know, I know. It looks like I’m going the wrong way. I drew this on a flight from LA to Honolulu I’m going on a trip! I’ll take you along for the ride. I’m off to Hungary, Austria, Germany and Holland. So grab your plane socks and moist towelettes, but leave behind the Lonely […]

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Your letters

Originally published in August 2010 in Blog

My friend, Emily, always has something thoughtful to say. Here’s what she said about my last blog post, “Female emancipation never looked so bad.” “I agree that it is a bit depressing to think about the media messages being absorbed by teens today (not to mention that it makes me feel really old!). Of course, […]

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Female emancipation never looked so bad

Originally published in August 2010 in Blog

©AGJ You’re circling the drain Take back the message Yeah, it takes work Focus and vigilance The lowest common denominator takes seconds to achieve Overriding decades of work You’re discouraged? OK! Let’s work with that No, you say And throw a party To make you feel better The theme? Your own degradation You invite your […]

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Happy Birthday!

Originally published in August 2010 in Blog

Obama looks 14 not 49 in my version of Shepard Fairey‘s iconic print.

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