Pay to play for power
Q and A for light
A cue for pool balls and pockets
To line up for a fight

The Art of War and seashores
Art of nations claimed
Going one, arriving all
They’ve hung the picture framed

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

  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 before […]

Gold Rises as the Empire Wags the Dog

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 that […]

Rod and Ring

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 if […]

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

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

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

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 […]

Shock and Taranchula Days

The fear. Oh the fear. Shock can either overwhelm us to a state of catatonic paralysis, or it can invigorate us to change the world. It all depends on how you experience it. It can be the death of someone loved, a divorce, the loss of a career, an earth event such as an earthquake, […]