The Grave and the Constant

Fear is rarely based on fact. When the news is full of stories about terror attacks, the public’s fear of terror goes up: the risk has not changed, only the knowledge of its existence. It is irrational, but it is faultlessly human.


A World of Saints: Venice

Saint Mark was an evangelist. His connection to the Most Serene Republic of Venice is tangential at best, but never let a Venetian catch you saying that.