Hi, I’m Alex.

I’m a medical writer / researcher and blogger who writes about history, philosophy, literature, evidence-based medicine, psychology, writing, and self-development.

I ship a weekly newsletter called The Time Capsule: an exploration into the ideas and events of the past for the purpose of building a better future! Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it — each new edition will spark new insights and ideas you can use to be the best you can be!

Additionally, you can find my reading list, with reviews, of the top books that influenced me!


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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