Alison Garwood Jones


Originally published in July 2013 in Blog

Do you want to be famous or good? This question is crossing more minds today. Including mine. Social media makes it too easy to get noticed for very little. Being good at something is a stubborn exercise. It’s also a long road, with winding turns you learn to drive right over. But you know you’re […]

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La beauté

Originally published in February 2013 in Blog

Good design in women is a human obsession. A phenomenon distinct from the individual. Beauty alters rooms. It changes behaviour And creates a sense of urgency In everyone. For the woman, beauty affects how she plans her life, Both when she has it And when she doesn’t. Either way, society doesn’t let her forget it. […]

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Down came the snow

Originally published in January 2013 in Blog

When her emotions were reeling And her writing hand couldn’t keep up — Or even find an entry point on the page — She read obsessively. Indiscriminately. And, as Dylan Thomas liked to say, With her eyes hanging out.

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Around the world

Originally published in September 2010 in Blog

With my “head full of brains and my shoes full of feet,” good God I’ve travelled to some great places. A hat tip and a deep bow to my employers, my friends and, above all, my family. Because of you, meus mirus prosapia, I’ve … Crossed the same meadows as Yeats Looked out the same […]

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Female emancipation never looked so bad

Originally published in August 2010 in Blog

©AGJ You’re circling the drain Take back the message Yeah, it takes work Focus and vigilance The lowest common denominator takes seconds to achieve Overriding decades of work You’re discouraged? OK! Let’s work with that No, you say And throw a party To make you feel better The theme? Your own degradation You invite your […]

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