Alison Garwood Jones

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

“Just because you can publish so easily doesn’t always mean you should.” Boonsri Dickinson, an internet ninja who understands the value of good content

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Culture moments

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

16th century   18th century   21st century ©AGJ

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Oprah’s parting words

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

Live from the heart of yourself. Yeah, I know you have to make a living, but, still, do it. Each of us has our own platform. Climb up on it and do something with it. Show people who you are. Use your life to serve the world. Every rock, every flower, every person on earth […]

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The big reveal

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

How would you feel if genome analysis revealed you were predisposed to “early sudden death” from vascular disease? Less hungry for chips? Determined to blow all your savings in Vegas and have as much sex as the day is long? And what if a message in your inbox from a lab in sunny California coldly […]

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Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

“There is  a Talmudic saying: ‘No one is the owner of his instincts, but controlling them, that is civilization.’” Elie Wiesel speaking about his friend, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. I dedicate this quote to all the guys out there who “can’t help but help themselves to the help.”

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In conversation with Evan Jones

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

We’re living in an era of merging gadgets. Now you can connect your smart phone to your tablet to your laptop and television and stream a movie, a music video, a web series, family photos or a radio podcast right down the conga line of equipment until it hits your TV screen. And let’s face […]

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The nearness of you

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

One of the things I like best about journalism is how it shrinks the phenomenon of Six Degrees of Separation — the idea that we’re all six steps away from any other person on earth — right down to zero so that one day you find yourself standing face-to-face with Kevin Bacon and asking him […]

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Hot off the press

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

It’s time to stock up on new bathroom reading. Let me help you. The June issue of Canadian House and Home is packed with ideas for budget-conscious design freaks and includes an article I wrote about a Georgian Bay cottage. The owners, Juli Daoust and John Baker, are the proprietors of Mjölk (“Milk”), a Scandinavian and […]

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He’s outta here

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

  The author takes full responsibility for her many spelling mistakes.  ©AGJ This is the only underwear shot you’ll ever see on this website. Sorry guys. Readers of this blog who know my family will immediately recognize the model. “It’s Trevor!” — my dad — they’ll squeal. Yup, like you’ve never seen him before. Dad […]

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Poll dancing

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

Election Day   “Canada, a country that gets it right more often than not.”   My thanks to Brad Breininger and Marko Zonta at Zync.ca for the pic and the sentiment. Check out their superb blog here. I profiled Zync last December for Applied Arts Magazine.

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