Gained in translation

A box full of very long beansWe know that sometimes meaning is lost during translation from one language to another, but there are times when something is gained, perhaps an insight, maybe a surprised laugh. [Read more]


Mysteries converging on a corner

  I’m working on two mysteries today, and they intersect in one corner store. The first is the fact that the ubiquitous variety stores in Valencia seem invariably to be run by East Asians (though they may all officially be Spaniards by citizenship). When I say this, odds are good that there’s a cognitive bias […]