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Good to Go!


Rain or shine this coming Saturday, look for me at the Women’s March Oakland; I’ll be there ~ wearing this sweatshirt and marching with my buddy/fellow artist, Lucy Puls. All the best to you wherever you will be — marching or rooting.

If you’re willing to be a correspondent for this blog — by sending pictures and a blurb — please do. Text to 415-720-6102 and I’ll keep followers updated.

Bought the ERACISM sweatshirt at an Oakland convention years ago — wish I didn’t have such a perfect occasion to wear it — and just discovered that actor Louis Gossett, Jr. founded the Eracism Foundation; partners with other non-profits, providing cultural enrichment training for youths and adults. Yay Louis!

If you’re in Oakland and you happen to cross my path, say hello!

Keep Hope Alive!








Introducing DiveIn


In my letter to the young folk after Donald Trump won the election, I talk about my hope for America’s future because the young are that future. In spite of all the incertainties and madness unfolding around us, make no mistake—there is reason to be hopeful because the young’uns are already busy making change, making a difference! Excited to introduce one such young man, Andreas Freund and his team at the San Francisco start-up DiveIn, an app for connecting people with great local non-profits. I’ve known Andreas since his high school days—he and our daughter are both members of the Class of 2013, Marin Academy—so I’m especially thrilled and proud to witness his growth and social engagement with the December 2016 launch of DiveIn. I have the app on my phone and I’m using it. Hope you’ll do the same.

In his farewell speech President Obama himself challenged us all to “Show up, Dive in, Stay at it”. You can start here by checking out these videos:

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President Obama’s Farewell Speech

¡Happy New Year!

A huge thanks to all of you blog followers: and a big welcome to the newbies! 

Every year since 1986 I have made a NYE sign. Last year it was “©2016” (I was so certain that the novel would be finished by now). I know enough now to keep my mouth shut and just keep revising: it will be finished when it’s finished. And as promised~ you will be the first to know!

Until then, looking forward to continuing our conversations in thoughts, words and images.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Japanese maple in our back garden: ablaze with the colors of the season

Gloria Steinem: He’s Not My President



Insightful 18 minute radio interview from a wise woman who says:

 “One of the advantages to being old is you remember when it was worse: way, way worse.”–Gloria Steinem




What Say You?

As my dad would say, “it does my heart good” to know you’re out there reading these words, and perhaps actually interested in what gets posted here.  After over twenty years of oral tradition storytelling in schools, libraries, corporations, living rooms, etc, I can speak firsthand about that space between teller and listener where magic happens. I know…that’s trite and syrupy, but true. And thank goodness, because that magical space  keeps us human in this age of e-valanches, because NOTHING can replace it. The written word has a magic zone, too. Sure, cyberspace is connecting us right now (as I type this and imagine you on the other end reading it), but technology can’t exist in the zone, where you and I—as reader and writer—create sparkling, unique originals (in your head). How special is that!?

The blog is celebrating its 3-Month Birthday and I’m sending out a request — to know what topics you’d like to see us take up in this space.

So comment with your ideas and let’s see what we can create together in 2012. Invite some friends to subscribe, too…

a.jones © 2011

2011 in review

THANK YOU to all who visited, commented on and shared my blog in this debut year…
Looking forward to continuing my connection with you and making 2012 the year I publish my novel, Peach Seed Monkey.

The stats helper monkeys prepared this 2011 annual report for the blog  ~

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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