Back in the day I met a guy who was planting a church in London, Ontario called Presence named James Shelley. Ever since I’ve been following his work and his brain. Lately he’s been working on a new project called The CAESURA LETTERS. It’s like a devotional in your inbox every morning. I thought I would give it a try. I hate things in my inbox, and I unsubscribe from everything that wastes my time. I thought I would be unsubscribing from this within a week. But it’s been a few months, and I find myself enjoying almost everything I read. They are concise and wise riddled with illustrations and thought experiments that I’d expect to find in the classroom.
I never want to stop learning. Sometimes I get ahead of myself and I create for myself reading lists of large books with big thoughts about the world. I open the first couple pages and I realize that I’m in way over my head and I can’t understand what is going on and even if I finish the book I miss way too much. Sometimes primary sources are tough to digest. In a few paragraphs every morning, Caesura Letters somehow compiles and summarizes these ideas that take some authors 500 pages to lay out. It’s refreshing to read concise articulations of important ideas about the world. It’s like having your favourite professor give you a tidbit every morning about something that would have taken a few months to understand on your own.
There is a small monthly fee to get it, and it covers the expenses of getting quality content like this. I’m not making anything off this recommendation either, just pointing folks in a direction of what I think could be helpful for them. They are giving a discount to the monthly fee if you book it through me though. So click on this link if you are interested.