Calling the Banners

Calling the Banners

  A brand is a closed system. It can be a country, a company, a relationship, or just a little system of one - waving its own little banner. We identify with a brand through symbols that represent what we value. Colours and objects and actions represent what we hold dear. What we are as [...]

Money and Music and Art and All

Money and Music and Art and All

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9zpXNBDjE0 Rod and Ring words and music Elaine Diane Taylor © 2012 Intelligentsia Media Inc. SOCAN/ASCAP from the album Coins and Crowns single and album available on iTunes The changing of the tide. The changing of the time. For us it's not a matter of standing on the shoulders of giants who went just [...]

Gold Rises as the Empire Wags the Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KD4B2OqSP0 There's a certain order we expect to experience in the world. We see it and know all is well. Normal. When the normal order is disrupted, and we see something like a tail wagging a dog instead of the other way around, it's time to take a second look at that particular dog. Or [...]

Rod and Ring

Rod and Ring

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9zpXNBDjE0 Rod and Ring Elaine Diane Taylor Here are two concepts to hold at once: we swing as we move in cycles. Every empire and every market and every life... swings as it moves in cycles. Like a pendulum and a wheel at the same time. Like day and night inside the spinning seasons. And [...]

Riding in Mike Maloney’s Tesla and The Hidden Secrets of Money – Episode 3

This summer I took a trip in a Tesla with Mike Maloney. The Tesla is the most amazing vehicle. It's battery operated, fast as freaking anything, efficient, and is the only car tested that would not roll no matter what. It is security with amazing power, balance, fun and efficiency. While my face was pinned [...]

Jim Rickards, Coffee and Golden Moments

Jim Rickards, Coffee and Golden Moments

When people used to ask me where I had my finest cup of coffee, my answer was always at an outdoor cafe in Whistler, Canada. I have a new answer now. A few days ago I had the pleasure of chatting with Jim Rickards, author of the bestselling book Currency Wars: The Making of the [...]

Gold from the Stars and a Little About Me

Gold from the Stars and a Little About Me

I'm currently wrapping up a semester at Simon Fraser University where I study geology (gold), economics (rising and falling empires and fiat currencies) and communication studies (media influence and power imbalances). I've been in the publishing field for quite a few years as a publisher, editor and business owner, and am thrilled to be able [...]

Helplessly Hoping – Gold Falls Down

Helplessly Hoping – Gold Falls Down

The price of gold and silver have dropped suddenly and people are feeling anxious. It matches this music well. Marshall MacLuhen said all technology is an extension of us. My guitar is a form of technology and is an extension of my arm. And not just my arm, but my emotions; a way of reading [...]