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 […]

Neither flesh nor born of flesh

“Having thus in process of time been clothed with a strong coat of feathers, they either fall into the water or fly freely away into the air. They derived their food and growth from the sap of the wood or from the sea, by a secret and most wonderful process of alimentation.” [Read more]