My Daily Commute: A Graphic Journal of Bad Attitudes

“My Daily Commute”: a journal of my bad attitudes started on my Instagram account just as the new year began. It started late December when I took a look at the subject line of some emails coming into my inbox.

I am not capable of multiple sentences so far in 2022 and for sure not on this day, January 6, 2022. I’ve decided not to send my bad attitudes into your inbox on a weekly basis, even if some are realistic, but only occasionally entertaining, Y

You, obviously, have the choice of following my Insta account if your negativity levels dip and you need more fuel. I may put a month’s worth of these in a pdf and post here but for now: one day at a time sweet Jesus and this time it will be Instagram. You can “follow” the account and get notified when I upload a new post.

I wish I was joking about the negativity, even a little. I’m not. If you want to deal with someone who can speak in paragraphs today, listen to this interview with Representative Jamie Raskin on NPR this morning. It may not be posted until later today. I am listening to it now. He has just written a book, “Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy .”

I am designing wallpaper trying to change my attitudes from the outside: New walls for my bunker. The COVID numbers are ascending on a near-vertical line here in Massachusetts currently so external bunker walls may be my only sense of change for the foreseeable future.

.I started with cherries and the phrase “O, JESUS” which I have said daily since November 2016. I now have sewn bags to go with some of my wallpaper designs. I believe that is called a “niche” market.

The best sentence I read this week was from a book titled, “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin

Wall Kimmerer.