Carolina? Are you having trouble with your mind jumping around, James, and inability to focus? I'd really suggest you see your doctor. It could be a sign of any number of serious problems, from poor neural circulation to early onset Alzheimer's ir Manic Depression. This may sound like a dig, but honestly, if you think there's a connection between those two things, there's something really wrong, and I would feel happier if you got a doctors advice.
This is not a put down or anything else except honest worry, and the hope there's nothing wrong.
None of the stories may be related, but one can't help notice how they all contain that element of "weird". See, some elements of Liberalism is wearing off on me. You should be proud.