Hiram Crespo's Blog – April 2012 Archive (3)

The Food of the Gods

Did you know that money grows on trees?  No kidding!  It's not just a cynical retort used by misers.  Ancient Aztecs used cacao beans as currency and even had a deity, Ek Chuah, who presided over both cacao and trade.  These are the same beans from which today chocolate, in all its varieties, is made.

Aztecs considered cacao the food of the Gods, hence its scientific name theobroma cacao.  As for the Maya, they believed that the Gods discovered the cacao plant in a sacred mountain…


Added by Hiram Crespo on April 17, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

On Worker Coops

Please enjoy this preview of Shift Change - Putting Democracy to Work.

At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work is a new documentary (to be released in July, 2012) that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America…

Added by Hiram Crespo on April 12, 2012 at 12:57am — 3 Comments

2012: a Skeptic View

The hype: the Mayan prophecy has been retold and resold ad nauseam by the History Channel and many other outlets, the blockbuster movie was made, the Christians made their own movie and reinvented the entire Mayan myth to evangelize, numerous experts -some with good intentions and others eyeing the opportunities to sell their books- gave their advice.…


Added by Hiram Crespo on April 10, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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