Alison Garwood Jones

Hot off the press

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

  From health articles to design profiles. Freelancing is fun. Here’s my latest article, Lofty Ambitions, from the über-cool design rag, Design Lines.

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Outward bound

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

The days when a university diploma doubled as a ticket to your first full-time job had about a forty year run. The equation school=good job worked not because higher education was the only answer to career advancement, but because the economy could support the yearly influx of eager, young grads streaming into the work force. […]

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Canada is sad

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

Jack Layton (1950-2011)

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Hot off the press

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

Below is the “blogified” version of an article of mine that just hit the newstands. If you want to read the original piece (pictured above), Go “clickety click” right here. But first, I’d like to add a preamble … if you don’t mind. The world is sick. I mean, why do we insist on pushing people’s […]

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“Remember the ladies …”

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

As we open another trading week, most of us are hoping calm heads will prevail. I thought this was a good time to reprint a post from last year that dissected the 2008 crash. If you think Harper and Obama have control over our national finances, think again. Leaders aren’t in control, the stock jockeys […]

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Craving context

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

“One young bystander said the violence [in the U.K.] was because young people felt they had no voice. ‘Things are really hard at the moment; there is a lot of frustration and tension. This is our way of making a point in as direct as way as possible. People don’t believe the government anymore since […]

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Frenchiness

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

As markets tumble and future nest eggs go “splat!” many of you are probably turning to your favourite crutches. For some, it’s beer and the boys. For others, it’s the sound of a golf ball bouncing at the bottom of the cup. For me, it’s good writing about places I love. I lived in Paris […]

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What a difference a day makes

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

Yesterday: Ugh. Today: Ahhhh. ©AGJ on Sketches and Picnik. Thanks, MGM, for the shot of Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain.

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