Alison Garwood Jones

She loves me

Originally published in June 2015 in Blog

There’s a reason why guitar strummers always get the girl. Even base players have been taken aback over how easily the hugs and propositions flow after a show. We’ve been saying it since the 1970s: some guys are just more “sensitive.” Women notice men who can emote — or who, at least, convince us they […]

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What American Dream?

Originally published in June 2015 in Blog

James Baldwin left the United States for a reason. From a distance, the writer gained even more clarity on the situation that was and is America. In 1965, Baldwin was invited to England to debate conservative pundit, William F. Buckley, at the Cambridge Union. The issue: “Has the American Dream been achieved at the expense […]

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Wednesday’s sketchbook

Originally published in June 2015 in Blog

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Blue skying it

Originally published in June 2015 in Blog

Gone sailing in my mind.

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We Know What Jane Would Do

Originally published in June 2015 in Blog

 #GardinerEast: “It’s an awful handicap.” ~ Jane Jacobs

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