I am in the studio about 14 - 16 hours a day. And most of this time I am listening to NPR. As the economic crisis has ballooned out of control, listening to news of it has made me more an more stressed. And I think I am listening with the hopes that they will turn it around. I realized this morning that I know who I am voting for and there is nothing I can personally do to avert the economic crisis. Because of this I am taking a break from reading The New York Times, listening to NPR, or even checking my twitter feed.