For three and a half years, I wrote updates on my recovery and posted them on the website Benzobuddies.org, mostly in the “Birthdays and Celebrations” sub-forum, but a few times in the “Exercise Support Group”. I was out of my mind a great deal of the time, but there was some beautiful writing that came […]
In “Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates”, Tom Robbins’ character Switters sailed paper boats in the rain-filled gutters of Pike Place Market and down Elliot Avenue. The Art Institute of Seattle recently closed, due to bankruptcy. One last sailing of the paper regatta is due in memoriam. So long, Artgirls.
© 2019 Jonnie Wilder “People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf” — Richard Grenier paraphrasing George Orwell In the fictional near-future, I’m standing overwatch on the wall of the Haunted House Control Point near the present-day Octagon Museum, about two blocks from […]
© 2019 Jonnie Wilder Seattle Weekly’s last print issue hits the streets today. It’s another exclamation point at the end of a string of exclamation points that signal the exasperation of excitable writers witnessing the end of an era that began in the mid 1970s with the rise of alternative weekly newspapers. Alt Weeklies, as […]
This was our response, in 1995, to the Seattle Weekly feature article, “Should Gays Act Like Gays?”. The Nineties were such a piece of shit decade. Good music, though.