My Cyberpunk Future

I’m finally living in the cyberpunk future I’ve dreamed of living in since I was a kid. In my younger mind, the cyberpunk future was a cultural mélange raising a new age Tower of Babel over an aging infrastructure. Looming above the honeycomb of wearable computers, iconoclast retro-tech, autonomous taxicabs, bespoke electric bicycles, shining arcologies, […]

International Noobs’ Day

Amazon should be most famous for getting credit for other people’s achievements. Instead, the ubiquitous internet company that couldn’t even come up with its own name has been getting a lot of grief for poor treatment of its workers: something else it didn’t invent but is working extra hard to make sure it’s on the forefront of […]

Morality Monday: M*A*S*H

“War isn’t Hell. War is war, and Hell is Hell. And of the two, war is a lot worse.” — Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce How do I do what’s right when I’m given every encouragement to do what feels wrong? That’s how I felt growing up, that the world was set up to benefit those who followed a […]

Rebirth and Resurrection as Metaphor

There are bodies buried beneath the cherry trees. #sakura A post shared by Jonnie (Johanna) Wilder (@badselfiesinseattle) on Apr 8, 2017 at 1:19pm PDT This winter was the most difficult. There was the sickness, then the other sickness, then the injury, then more sickness, the neverending sickness. I blamed all that illness on the fact […]

Okay, Zuckerberg, You Win

I joined Facebook because I’m weak. Also because I’m trying to learn the lay of the social media land, which I once believed was hardscrabble badlands territory populated only by bandits and coyotes. I still believe that, but I’ve recently come to hold the opinion it’s the only way people talk with each other anymore. There […]