Alison Garwood Jones

2010: Out with a laugh

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

Oh, those Brits …

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2010 Roundup

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

The scariest post to write My best posts are usually the scariest to write. I’ve found that the more scared I am about the content, the more likely I am to connect with my readers because we all struggle with the same stuff. But there’s a fine line between tacky confessionals and honest storytelling. Maybe […]

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Out of the mouths of babes

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

Children’s choirs are yet another reason to celebrate this thing we call life. Here’s the Hamilton Children’s Choir singing Din Don Merrily.

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Turkey coma

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … Drawn on my trusty iPhone using Sketches

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Joy to the world

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

Some of the beautiful artwork of Sarah Wilkins

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Christmas past

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

Knitting was the last thing my mother knew how to do. I miss her — especially at this time of year.

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Quotebook

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

“Human nature is the great constant. How we think and feel in the East and the West, in the 16th century or the 21st, it doesn’t change.” Salman Rushdie

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Failure is not for the faint of heart (a holiday replay)

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

I got quite a few emails about this post when I first published it last August. Some people said  it made them feel hopeful — even brave. For better or for worse, this time of year makes us take stock of our lives. I hope these portraits provide you with some extra courage to take […]

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Shopping break

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

This is an update about Full of Beans, my favourite coffee shop on Dundas St. West. I wrote about FoB back in September when it first opened (here’s the post). As of last week, Lori Nytko, FoB’s delightful owner and operator, has collected enough furniture from antique stores and hotel sales to unveil the back half […]

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Sunday best

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

It’s Sunday and we all want to read lovely things on this day of rest, so here you go: The JD Salinger I Knew By Lillian Ross The two greatest American writers of my time are Ernest Hemingway and JD Salinger. Both have crossed from the 20th century into the 21st with their originality, substance and […]

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