Alison Garwood Jones

Great pipes

Originally published in November 2011 in Blog, Uncategorized

If I can write the way Brenda Lee hits her notes, I’ll be happy.   “Brenda Lee has the greatest rock and roll voice of them all.” — John Lennon (The Beatles opened for Brenda in Hamburg, Germany)

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Achoo! ~ The Sequel

Originally published in November 2011 in Blog

I’ll be fine. Really. ©AGJ on Sketches and Picnik

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As the magazine turns …

Originally published in November 2011 in Blog

I don’t belong to book clubs because reading — and what I’m reading — feels incredibly private to me. I don’t want to share. I want to think. And problem solve. Alone. The same goes for music. I feel invaded when someone scrolls through my playlist without asking. For the moment, books and magazine reading […]

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Don’t forget to remember

Originally published in November 2011 in Blog

I wrote this piece last fall after a trip to Amsterdam, but it seems appropriate today. I wish Canadian soldiers had been able to walk Anne Frank out of Bergen-Belsen. Coming out of the last exhibition room at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, I was pressing Kleenex into my puffy eyes when a guide standing […]

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Show me the money!

Originally published in November 2011 in Blog

People sometimes ask me, “Do you make money from your blog?” “Indirectly,” I say. I have no advertisers flashing in the sidebars. And in the two years I’ve been blogging no one has offered. While the houses of Chanel and Dior flock to beauty blogs, there are no obvious products you can throw at a […]

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Originally published in November 2011 in Blog

“If you can’t find a way, make one.” Daniella Kessler P.S. Hence, this blog.

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Originally published in November 2011 in Blog

“Specialization is the enemy of innovation.” Rei Inamoto   Afterword: Sure, it may bring you more success and attention (think: Harold the Jewellery Buyer, or Hurt-in-a-Car, Call William Mattar, 444-4444), but it typecasts you for life. Once you start making good money from your specialty, there’s no escaping it. You’re trapped. Think about it …

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Going graphic

Originally published in November 2011 in Blog

Dispatch from the annual Design Thinkers conference put on by the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario.   . “Getting graphic“ Create a free slideshow with Picnik!

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