Alison Garwood Jones

Healthy choice

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

©AGJ on Sketches WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 28, 2012 — The U.S. Supreme Court ignores the principles of America’s founding fathers — to limit government and stoke a free-market economy wherever and whenever possible — by passing health care reform. Now all citizens will have some measure of protection when they get sick. First comes gay […]

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Nora Ephron (1941-2012)

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

I felt this one in the centre of my chest.

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Beauty pageant maxim

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

To look as brown as possible … unless, of course, you’re actually brown. More perversity for you. Apparently we’re full of it. * I posted this idea on Twitter in January after seeing the morning-after pics from the Miss America Pageant.I didn’t watch the show. I couldn’t bring myself to see it unfold in real […]

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A thought

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

How perverse that we’re made to feel bad for living long enough to age.

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B*tches in Bookshops

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

Hat tip to Chip Kidd for posting this. It’s for all the serious readers out there.    

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Game on!

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

Newsflash: It’s official, three-time World Champion boxer, Mary Spencer, is heading to the London Summer Olympics next month! Word came down this morning that she was awarded a wild card. When I interviewed Mary this past March, she was preparing for the Olympic qualifying tournament in China. Being the World Champ, most assumed she would make […]

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Le weekend

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

©AGJ on Sketches for iPad  

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Summer in the city

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

©AGJ on Brushes for iPad

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What would you do if you were unafraid?

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

What would you do if you were unafraid? Fortune favors the bold. So ladies, lean in. And never count yourself out. Men don’t need this advice. They already feel entitled, and so should you. Sheryl Sandberg explains:

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Words to live by

Originally published in June 2012 in Blog

George Harrison’s advice for surviving in a material world:   “Do not dress uncomfortably in styles which hurt: winklepicker shoes that cripple your feet and tight pants that squash your balls. Indian clothes are better.”

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