Hi, I’m Alex.

This site is host to all my writings about history, philosophy, literature, psychology, writing, and self-development. Additionally, you can find my reading list, with reviews, of the top books that influenced me!

I write a weekly newsletter called The Time Capsule: each capsule contains 5 historical ideas and events, each from a different time period, as well as a book recommendation and wise quote from a great personality of the past! Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it — each new edition of the The Time Capsule will spark new insights and ideas you can use to be the best you can be!


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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