01/11/19 Diary: Kansas and Back Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent The sunrise in the flint hills was lovely too. It was good to get away. And by thoughts “going to bad places” mostly it’s self-deprecating thoughts, fears, or like I start imagining horror movies happening to me in real life. No fun. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 01/04/19 Diary: Hitting a Wall 01/18/19 Diary: Changes Begin 4 Comments SARA J DAVIS January 11, 2019 at 12:33 am 5 years ago I also use audio to manage that kind of bad places thinking. I call that kind of thinking brain grenades. But podcasts are good distraction in a car, where the brain grenades seem to be so prevalent. Night-Gaunt49 January 11, 2019 at 1:19 am 5 years ago Only one time have I been struck by existential angst. Thinking about the end of the Universe while feeling my mortality. I never did that ever again. The only time I ever felt actual fear was dreaming I was in a library and the walking carnivorous dead were there and then one of them noticed me…not had that dream again. The other was a T-Rex getting closer with each dream. Once it caught me they stopped. Peter Rogan January 11, 2019 at 3:47 pm 5 years ago Driving actually permits me a focus that avoids brain-wandering and woolgathering; I’m weird that way, I know. But there are other instances — paradoxically enough, when I’m working — that I can’t afford existential angst and yet it comes. In those cases I have music on just at the threshold of hearing. Trying to hear keeps my brain occupied just enough to let me get things done. There is no one Royal Road to concentration. M.A. January 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm 5 years ago Fries and a brownie sundae? Dang, I coulda sworn you guys were older than 12! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.