A distant descendant of an 18th century European mega-banker and a sometimes financial journalist, I was always a doomsayer, starting with the Sex Pistols "No Future". I tend to see the empty half of the glass, and took years to realize you could make money shorting the glass. I write this blog for my friends, hoping to show them what the Goddess has taught me: that these times of crisis bring opportunities to those who look beyond fear and greed and keep steady in their devotion to the life force. I am a compassionate realist who makes some money in the market when it seems better than making music (not too often). When I do, I put my money where my dark heart is. Namaste and No Future! there is no contradiction. We will all meet in the Mother Tree anyway.