Alison Garwood Jones

When your students draw you

Originally published in April 2019 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

Drawing of Alison Garwood-Jones by Sugandha Gaur.

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Things dogs do

Originally published in June 2017 in Blog

He found something.

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From the business pages

Originally published in October 2015 in Blog

    In June, Goldman Sachs brought down a new policy for their 2900 interns in investment banking: leave the office before midnight each day. (Source: The Sunday Funnies. Correction: “Sunday Business,” The New York Times).   Goldman Sachs supports     Meet Kenneth Griffin, an American hedge fund manager and the Founder and CEO of […]

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More on loving your job

Originally published in June 2014 in Blog

He was all shiny and aquiline when he walked up to the lectern.* His face was pulled tighter than a drum. Jeff Koons, Julian Assange and Andy Warhol stood backstage and watched. Meanwhile, a team of caterers behind some swinging doors at the back were preparing to serve us His Menu of grilled salmon and […]

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What’s your fortune?

Originally published in December 2013 in Blog

Donald Lau is the most published author in the English language. He doesn’t tap out novels or write newspaper articles. Nor is he a blogger. He writes cookie fortunes. Amazingly, Lau’s record still stands even after a decade of writer’s block brought on by the pressures of political correctness. (PC has done no favours for […]

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Originally published in December 2013 in Blog

Oh, this can’t be good.

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Blogger’s dilemma

Originally published in November 2013 in Blog


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The meaning of “is”

Originally published in August 2013 in Blog

This one’s for the ladies. It’s about all those conversations with men that make you go, “Huh?” True story: a male philosophy professor makes unwanted passes at a female graduate student, sending her innuendo-filled texts and e-mails. She calls him on it (even shows her boyfriend the evidence). The professor refutes her interpretation of events, saying […]

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Food trend: face plants

Originally published in July 2012 in Blog

I’ve noticed a food trend. It’s not sexy like figs with warm honey, or technically brilliant and tasteless like foam. It’s definitely not healthy. And it’s more a style of eating than any new culinary concoction. It involves doing a face plant in clouds of takeout wrapping paper. Anyone watching you eat like this has […]

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Fotoshop by Adobé

Originally published in January 2012 in Blog

Thank you Jesse Rosten for this zeitgeist-y spoof of the beauty biz and self-esteem industry. Being female never gets old.   Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo. Hat tip to DB Scott for posting this on his blog.

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