Hello. My name is James Shelley. I am an author, researcher, and publisher, from London, Ontario, Canada. On the side, I also instruct spin classes, philosophize in a metaphorical armchair, and feed my clinical addiction to classical literature. Contact.
My blog is a catchall for ideas, footnotes, and perspectives on life. Mostly asides, short contemplations, and brief musings. Many things belong in specific categories with nicely labelled definitions… this blog is not one of those things. Subscribe.
I am principally curious about the history of ideas. I also study reciprocal patterns of thinking and behaviour — such as how our ideas shape our environment and how our environment cyclically influences our thinking in return. Collaborate.
I founded the Caesura Letters in 2012. It is a magazine dedicated to the art of discovering new perspectives. Published daily (email), monthly (app), and quarterly (paperback, ebook). Learn more.