This blog will transport you some millennia back in time, in a journey in which you will learn, almost without noticing, concepts about astronomy, geodesy, history, archaeology, navigation, and, overall, about the cosmologies and understandings of our ancestors, and how their perennial insights could still be applicable to us.

My name is Manuel Vega (in Spanish publications I use my full name: José Manuel Gómez Vega), and I am the writer of “One Mystery Less.” I live half the year in Berkeley (San Francisco Bay Area), and the other half in Madrid (Spain). The following are some of the labels that may help to define myself: ex-scientist, ex-monk, proto-writer, meditation advocate, and vegan.