What’s Happening With Steve These Days …



Things have been very quiet at the Economic Undertow lately, folks are curious as to what’s going on …

– I’m painting my apartment b/c it looks like shit and I don’t want the staff to paint it because it will look even worse after they are done.

– I’m consciously staying away from the computer (eye strain). I’m getting headaches so I need a break.

– For some (insane) reason I’ve been experiencing a metabolic change, this started about a month ago. Prior, I would sleep from midnight or so ’til eight (or nine) then spend my leisure crafting the perfect economic sentences on the computer. Now, I bolt out of bed wide awake @ four AM or so … like I’ve been charged with electricity, like a man with his hair on fire. Because I don’t know how to deal with this change I’ve been pacing around the apartment (or walking outside) until I can make noise @ seven- or so. I have so much nervous energy I literally am unable to sit for more than three minutes at a time before bolting off and pacing again.

I use the time to think, which is good b/c I like to think. But …

– I’m actually losing the ten pounds I’ve been trying to lose for the past five years. The pot belly is going away. I’ve started DOING PUSH UPS (crazy). Not only that, I WANT TO DO PUSH UPS. I hate exercising … I’ve started running up the stairs in my apartment building (15 flights). I do SQUATS (no weights … not yet). I’ve NEVER done squats. I RAN the other day for the first time in probably TEN YEARS (I hate to run). I dunno, something is going on and it is kinda freaking me out. I’m thinking of installing a pullup bar, maybe signing up for yoga and joining a gym … I used to be hungry all the time & would pack down the food … now … a piece of pita, some nuts, some fruit and bits of cheese are enough. I’m a middle aged man, I’m not sure I want to become an Olympic athlete … Bottom line is I haven’t adjusted yet, learned how to use the AM to write and the rest of the day for EXERCISING … (good grief!)

– At some point I’m going to start writing the book and blogging will slow down for the writing period.

– I am also distracted by ‘other stuff’ in my life. Sorry, it happens. Bottom line: less writing.

Meanwhile, nothing is happening in the greater world other than it’s going broke and crazy. There really isn’t a whole lot more that can be said about it …