Alison Garwood Jones

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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What a difference a day makes

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

Yesterday: Ugh. Today: Ahhhh. ©AGJ on Sketches and Picnik. Thanks, MGM, for the shot of Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain.

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The nearness of you

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

One of the things I like best about journalism is how it shrinks the phenomenon of Six Degrees of Separation — the idea that we’re all six steps away from any other person on earth — right down to zero so that one day you find yourself standing face-to-face with Kevin Bacon and asking him […]

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Em, better than Christmas

Originally published in March 2011 in Blog

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Originally published in March 2011 in Blog

Maybe a fancy border will help Nope That’s kinda nice …

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A day in the life of James Franco

Originally published in March 2011 in Blog

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Je chante

Originally published in January 2011 in Blog

I’ve made lots of mistakes in my time, but I narrowly missed this one: background music on my website. When I launched my site last January, I imagined my home page, seen here, … uploading to the sound of Charles Trenet‘s plucky 1940s song, Je Chante (♪I Sing♪). It reminds me of snooty French curators, […]

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2010 Roundup

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

The scariest post to write My best posts are usually the scariest to write. I’ve found that the more scared I am about the content, the more likely I am to connect with my readers because we all struggle with the same stuff. But there’s a fine line between tacky confessionals and honest storytelling. Maybe […]

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Turkey coma

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … Drawn on my trusty iPhone using Sketches

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Goo Goo Gjoob

Originally published in December 2010 in Blog

Learn more about the “Goo Goo Gjoob” font at myfonts.com.

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