Had any good conversations with yourself lately? Did you listen to yourself? And how’d that work out for you? (Credit Allie Bean   https://thespectacledbean)

Oh sure, I have good conversations with myself all the time. Talks like Okay, yeah, I’ve got ten minutes to make it to this meeting and sure, there’s a freaking TRACTOR puttering along five cars up, but we can do hard things. Even with only nine minutes to go. EVEN DRIVING SIX MILES AN HOUR. Damn.

I do a pretty good job listening to myself. Take today – I made it to my meeting with decent blood pressure and without driving like Mario Andretti once I turned off into the neighborhood.

What is gravity and how does it work?

Gravity is like that giant magnet from Roadrunner.

It sits at the center of the Earth – well, I guess it’s more like a thousand magnets at the planet’s core, arranged so the ends point outward in every direction – and their combined power sucks everything inward so it holds fast to the world’s surface.

Unless you mean gravity in the sense of solemnity and then it just means being über serious about stuff.

What is more real – Mind or Matter?

Mind wins when it comes to courage, talent, love, attitude, and pushing through the last four minutes on the elliptical.

Matter takes the day when it comes to icy roads, raging wildfires, flash floods, and bullets.

Should a vegetarian (or vegan) eat animal crackers? 

It is absolutely none of my business what a vegetarian/vegan eats. I won’t start campaigning for animal cracker rights if they don’t give me trouble for eggs, cheese, and the occasional burger.

Name (describe) something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark and deserted wood or alley. Politicians are a given, so skip those please. Thanks! 

Snakes. Or wolves. Or a furious PTO mob hell bent on signing up volunteers for science fair judges.

Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World.