Alison Garwood Jones

Looking back

Originally published in December 2011 in Blog

I end 2011 … Photo: Ryan Faubert/ Effects: Picnik.com  

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Send me yours

Originally published in December 2011 in Blog

  ©AGJ on Sketches The meaning of “fruitcake” has run the gamut of mostly derogatory definitions: a) A limp-wristed man b) A stupid boss (usually referring to a female boss) c) A brick of cocaine d) A guy with a penchant for snug, and I mean really snug pants (see “a”) e) A sexual act I’d rather not […]

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Merry Christmas

Originally published in December 2011 in Blog

Earlier this week I was sitting inside a glass bus shelter when a crowded school bus came to a halt. A little girl, up on her knees and facing the window, was drawing pictures in breath clouds on the glass. When her cloud evaporated, she stopped staring at the window and looked through it to […]

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Thinking outside the box

Originally published in December 2011 in Blog

    Window shopping this weekend I noticed a trend in wall hangings: large, white cardboard cutouts of the Canadian provinces, especially the trio of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It got me thinking: if you only bought Saskatchewan, no one would know what the rectangle on your wall signified. Cartography is a human invention, an […]

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The year of living dyingly

Originally published in December 2011 in Blog, Uncategorized

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) ©AGJ on Sketches

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Me likey

Originally published in December 2011 in Blog

I’m not sure why it took me so long to stumble across the art of Hunt Slonem. I like brush gymnastics! *Hat tip to Sasha Josipovich  

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This says it all

Originally published in December 2011 in Blog

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg explains why women won’t be equal to men outside the home until men are equal to women inside the home.  

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Perspective is so fabulous

Originally published in December 2011 in Blog

Someone said to me the other day, “You look like Amy Fine Collins.” I’ve read Amy Fine Collins. She’s a longtime writer on art, fashion and design for Vanity Fair, one of my favourite magazines. I like her work. I thought she was blonde and sporty, though, but that’s Nancy Collins, a celebrity profiler and […]

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Shake, rattle and roll

Originally published in December 2011 in Blog

©AGJ on Sketches

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