Caviar and sea urchin are two foods that people generally either love or hate. I love them. They're really wonderful on their own, but they're also delicious paired together, and with other ingredients. They add a sense of luxury to a meal. The options are endless. But what if you're not familiar with either, or you're not sure what to do with them besides just eat them by themselves?
What can we say about the origin of life, or what form life may take in the future, and elsewhere in the universe? It can be troubling that all we have to work with is what we current can observe here on Earth, but this one "laboratory" still gives us volumes of information to answer these kinds of questions. For a more in depth analysis, you can check out my detailed paper on the topic: The Progression of Life: Before, Now, and in the Future; Here and Elsewhere.
Everyone knows that there is systemic racism against blacks in America. Except, that may not actually be the case. While racism does exist, and racism needs to be addressed, such racism is expressed by individuals, not the system. Instead, what first appears to be systemic racism is actually residual race dynamics. These two phenomena are extremely different, and how we deal with these two problems is just as dissimilar.
I live in Goshen, a semi-rural town, in Orange County New York. Technically the town is a suburb of New York City. But it's a lot more peaceful than NYC generally is. Maybe peaceful isn't the right word for it. There's been a name for this town, that's stuck around for many decades: "slow motion Goshen." Even the village itself is slow. But I live outside the village, so there aren't too many buildings in the area.
I watch a lot of anime. It's a diverse genre with many different art forms, covering just about every kind of story that people have conceived, from comedy and slice of life, to psychological horror. Anime isn't just for children. Indeed, many anime, including some very interesting, though quite disturbing, horror shows, would probably leave a child scarred.
Spices are wonderful additions to any cocktail bar. They make useful garnishes, but they can be part of the base flavor of a cocktail as well. One spice that I always have on hand is the long pepper. This relative of black pepper has a distinct sweet aroma and flavor, and adds a unique touch to cocktails.