Real money magic: investing in evil

It’s been six months since a veritable coup was staged in the Exxon Mobil board room. Three new directors that were seated over objections of company leaders are committed to addressing climate change as a business risk for a company that’s all about oil. This is a big deal, and highlights the power that shareholdersContinue reading “Real money magic: investing in evil”

Real money magic: my vote matters, your vote matters.

The miasma which leads a sizable majority of Americans not to bother to vote is the idea, “my vote doesn’t matter.”  I know better:  I saw a local race decided by one vote, and the loser didn’t vote for himself.  My vote matters. Received yesterday:  this sigil, which I then empowered to pull that cloudContinue reading “Real money magic: my vote matters, your vote matters.”

Real money magic: searching for the golden apple

Gold plays an important role in the mythology of ancient Greece. Its deposits were guarded by fierce creatures such as Myrmekes Indikoi (dog-sized ants) and Grypes (gryphons), and love of it left Midas in a difficult predicament. Its association with magical and divine power is unmistakable in the tale of the golden fleece, the unionContinue reading “Real money magic: searching for the golden apple”

Real money magic: thrift

In a fascinating post that examines the impact of free events on the economic viability of the Pagan community, Sable Aradia uses the tongue-in-cheek subheading of, “Pagans are . . . Thrifty” to drive home a point about one of the ways we struggle with financial issues. What she means is that we’re cheap. WhileContinue reading “Real money magic: thrift”

Real money magic: respect

Respect is one of those values which often feels lacking in our society. There is too little respect for human life, and there’s also not enough for the non-human lives lost due to human needs. Respect for the environment — whether untouched wilderness, urban streetscape, or anything in between — also frequently falls short ofContinue reading “Real money magic: respect”