Alison Garwood Jones

Stupid shit

Originally published in March 2014 in Blog

In Silicon Valley, designing apps that save people time is considered a noteworthy contribution to humanity. It’s why daily organizers like Evernote and 30:30 are considered big, but not as big as the category for “Stupid Shit.” It’s funny how toilet humour  made the journey from analogue to digital with nary a hitch. I mean, there […]

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The push is on

Originally published in March 2014 in Blog

When Anne-Marie Slaughter stepped away from a possible promotion at the U.S. State Department in 2010 — “my moment to lean in” — she unwittingly became the voice for a generation of women who were reassessing the feminist narrative they had grown up with and always championed: the one that said women can do and have […]

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Hall of Fame

Originally published in March 2014 in Blog

XXIII I felt a clearing in my mind As if my brain had split; I tried to match it, seam by seam, But could not make them fit. The thought behind I strove to join Unto the thought before, But sequence ravelled out of reach Like balls upon the floor. Emily Dickinson

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Talent crush

Originally published in March 2014 in Blog

Appearing on the same Contributors’ Page as Wendy MacNaughton feels like an arrival. Seriously. This clip is from a forthcoming issue of The Block, a cool new mag that focuses on the workspaces of Canada’s brainiest tech and design innovators. Details to follow next week. Do you guys know about MacNaughton? I’ve culled together some […]

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#BanBossy

Originally published in March 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized

“When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy.’ Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can […]

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Hall of Fame

Originally published in March 2014 in Blog

Feline masculinity: Benedict Cumberbatch

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Spring Break

Originally published in March 2014 in Blog

It’s time to ditch the winter wardrobe. Photo: Andrea Crews Collective

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Rabbit remembered

Originally published in March 2014 in Blog

The bodies are buried. The house is sold. And the dust has settled. But not for you. You keep turning the soil.   You’re digging for worms, not coins, And sinking further into the soil yourself. But you’re a writer, you said, Can’t you see this is material?   At your insistence, I took ownership of […]

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