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The Art of Perspective.

The CAESURA LETTERS is a daily devotional for life-long learners, critical contemplatives, mindful questioners, and other hopelessly curious people.

These words define us.

  Daily
The Caesura Letters is like clockwork, providing a dependable cornerstone upon which to build a private, personal discipline of journaling or quiet rumination. Pair with a morning coffee, daily commute, lunch break, or a park bench along an evening stroll.
  Devotional
The Caesura Letters is wholly devoted to thoughtful, substantive self-reflection. It is not about trivia, factoids, or random tidbits of knowledge. Rather, it is an ongoing pursuit of wisdom: the kind of knowledge that transforms our approach and attitude to life.
  Curious
We readily admit to an all encompassing bias: we want to consider the questions of life from every possible angle. Be warned: you won’t find many pat answers in the Caesura Letters, just compelling provocations to second guess the obvious and rediscover the mysterious.
  Contemplative
Every day, the Caesura Letters hinges on a single word, “Today.” From science to ancient literature, we explore ideas that beg for attention and introspection. How will we live the next twenty-four hours differently than we did yesterday?
“Caesura Letters is the smartest thing I read every day. Every single one nourishes my brain in ways I never thought possible.”

Patrick Rhone (author of Keeping it Straight and Enough)

“It’s the most insightful, digestible and thoughtful writing I consume on a daily basis. At the end of each week I feel like I’m better prepared, with a broader perspective on life, to take on the week to come. It seems a bit romantic, but this publication has changed my life. I highly recommend the Caesura Letters to anyone looking to grow as an individual.”

Kevin Van Lierop (founder of utility.bz, co-founder of @thiscityis)

“This is a daily read for me… The letters are very digestible, thought-provoking. I find them profound and inspiring.”

Jocelyn Aucoin (Owner at @LujoRecords)

“It is, it feels safe to say, the greatest gift you can give your inbox, so head on over and support one of the greatest publications on the web.”

Rob Boone (Sssimpli)

“I have read a number of Caesura letters now, and every single one of them after reading has made me pause to reflect on my place in society. I am inspired by this project to always ask myself whether my writing would be compelling enough to stop readers in their tracks…”

Jasmine Hon (Startup London)

“The Caesura Letters offer enough multi-faceted challenge to ignite even a jaded mind. At the same time, the author serves us a subtle and nourishing measure of humour that is his unique stamp on any kind of mind-exploration. Delve into his world, and be prepared to happily toss away complacency. These books are a constant pleasure. Don’t pass one by.”

A. H. Richards (author of Kronos Duet)

“Caesura Letters has become an essential part of my morning routine, and leaves me both inspired and enlightened to start the day.”

Dr. Abram Oudshoorn (Western University)

“James Shelley brings together treasures old and new to spark imaginations, inspire hearts, and focus energies.”

Dr. William Danaher (Episcopal priest, dean, author)

“James can always say in a few words what takes the rest of us a long time. His observations range from the sublime to the pertinent and help to form the building blocks for better communities.”

Glen Pearson (author of A Path Between Two Mothers, Identity, and A Place for Us)

“James Shelley is not just a story-teller, he’s a story-liver. I have never known a more well-read individual.”

Tim Bailey (author of And Another Thing and upsidedn)

“I read very little online material, but always make time to read James Shelley, a writer worthy of any reader’s time.”

Ando Perez (writer, poet, and meditation teacher)

The CAESURA LETTERS is also a haven of discovery for leaders, educators, academics, theorists, artists, speakers, writers, strategists, and visionaries. Interdisciplinary in scope, we scour the humanities and sciences in quest of the most compelling and provocative ideas, insights, perspectives, and theories.

Preview: Washing the Bowl, Fame, Apoptosis.

Quiet contemplation. Meaningful reflection.

Where and when do you make space for intentional thinking?

The CAESURA LETTERS is available on multiple reading platforms:

Choose a medium that best suits your rhythm and routine.

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Delivered to your email inbox Monday to Friday (or as a single weekly compilation if you prefer). Includes new quarterly volumes in ePub, Kindle, and PDF format.

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Delivered to your iOS device monthly. Our Newsstand subscription features a seamless and intuitive reading app. Free download from iTunes.

$4.99 Monthly

Paperback

Print Magazine

Delivered quarterly (March, June, September, December) to your postal mailbox, in a beautifully typeset paperback edition. Pair with notepad and coffee.

$16.99 Quarterly

Volumes are published quarterly, every March, June, September, and December.

Upcoming volumes are included with a Digital Subscription (in ePub, Kindle, and PDF formats) or as hardcopy editions with a Paperback Subscription. All past volumes are available for individual purchase below.

Volume I

Beginning Today


Released 12/21/2012

Ebook $12.99

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Volume II

All That We Are


Released 03/20/2013

Ebook $12.99

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Volume III

Made By Thought


Released 06/21/2013

Ebook $12.99

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Volume IV

Then And Again


Released 09/22/2013

Ebook $12.99

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Volume V

Ways of Seeing


Released 12/21/2013

Ebook $12.99

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Author’s Notes

Volume VI

Great Explorations


Released 03/20/2014

Ebook $12.99

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Author’s Notes

Volume VII

Affecting Cause


Released 06/21/2014

Ebook $12.99

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Author’s Notes

Volume VIII

Beyond Here


Released 09/22/2014

Ebook $12.99

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Author’s Notes

Volume IX

Thinking Path


Coming 12/21/2014

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To Have It All: A Study in Contentment

Shifting from our mini-series on fame and renown, Monday begins a new journey into new questions: Can we ever be content? If so, how do we achieve contentment? Once again, history is full of voices and perspectives to provoke us …

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Shifting from our mini-series on fame and renown, Monday begins a new journey into new questions: Can we ever be content? If so, how do we achieve contentment? Once again, history is full of voices and perspectives to provoke us along the way. Subscribe now and join us on a critical two week journey through the legendary, if not theoretical, land of human contentment.

  Posted by Admin on October 10, 2014

Come and See Us at WordsFest

If you are in London, come visit us at the Covent Garden Market for WordsFest. We’ll be there from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, October 25.

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If you are in London, come visit us at the Covent Garden Market for WordsFest. We’ll be there from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, October 25.

  Posted by James Shelley on October 9, 2014

Fame Quest: A Mini-Series About Personal Renown

For the following two weeks (September 29-October 10, 2014), the Caesura Letters invites you to join an exploration deep into one of the most intricate aspects of our humanity — our impulse to be known and recognized by others. From …

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For the following two weeks (September 29-October 10, 2014), the Caesura Letters invites you to join an exploration deep into one of the most intricate aspects of our humanity — our impulse to be known and recognized by others. From Achilles’ heroism to our Twitter feeds, we will unpack various (and conflicting) perspectives on honour, fame, influence, and renown. It is a theme that bears itself out equally in our own innermost ambitions as in the collective landscape of our sociology. Welcome to Fame Quest. Subscribe now and join us.

  Posted by Admin on September 26, 2014

Releasing Volume VIII

Today we are excited to release our eighth volume, Beyond Here — now en route to all ebook and paperback subscribers. New volumes are published quarterly, every March, June, September, and December. If you are not already a subscriber and …

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Caesura Letters Volume VIIToday we are excited to release our eighth volume, Beyond Here — now en route to all ebook and paperback subscribers. New volumes are published quarterly, every March, June, September, and December. If you are not already a subscriber and would like to purchase this volume individually, here are the links:

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  Posted by Admin on September 22, 2014

Exploring Depression

This coming week, the Caesura Letters explores some fundamental questions about mental health and depression. Granted, depression might sound like an unusual theme for a periodical that describes itself as a “daily devotional” — but we’re a daily devotional for …

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This coming week, the Caesura Letters explores some fundamental questions about mental health and depression. Granted, depression might sound like an unusual theme for a periodical that describes itself as a “daily devotional” — but we’re a daily devotional for the “curious and contemplative”. It is in this spirit of inquisitiveness that we set out to investigate one of the biggest (and growing) discourses of our time. As always, we’re looking for perspective in life, and few issues are throttled with more controversy and conflicting perspectives than the issue of mental health. At the same time, few issues are more central to the lived experience of daily life. Starting Monday, start each day this week with a contemplative reflection inspired a timeless question… what is a healthy mind? Subscribe now and join us.

  Posted by Admin on September 12, 2014

September 2014 issue on Newsstand

This month’s Newsstand edition of the Caesura Letters is now available. Browse the article previews to learn more.

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Caesura Letters Volume VIThis month’s Newsstand edition of the Caesura Letters is now available. Browse the article previews to learn more.

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  Posted by Admin on September 1, 2014

Introducing Complimentary Subscriptions

Today we are happy to announce the launch of complimentary subscriptions for individuals who are presently unemployed, severely underemployed, and/or dependent on an income subsidy. More information.

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Today we are happy to announce the launch of complimentary subscriptions for individuals who are presently unemployed, severely underemployed, and/or dependent on an income subsidy. More information.

  Posted by Admin on August 8, 2014

August 2014 Issue on Newsstand

This month’s Newsstand edition of the Caesura Letters is now available. Browse the article previews to learn more.

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Caesura Letters Volume VIThis month’s Newsstand edition of the Caesura Letters is now available. Browse the article previews to learn more.

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  Posted by Admin on August 1, 2014

Need Some Summer Hammock Reading? Save 20%

Save 20% on our newest paperback volume Affecting Cause, now through July 28. Use code HAMMOCK14 when ordering. (Offer applies to all previous paperback volumes as well!)

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Caesura Letters Volume VIISave 20% on our newest paperback volume Affecting Cause, now through July 28. Use code HAMMOCK14 when ordering. (Offer applies to all previous paperback volumes as well!)

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  Posted by Admin on July 26, 2014

Volume VII Released Today

Today we are excited to release our seventh volume, Affecting Cause — now en route to all ebook and paperback subscribers. New volumes are published quarterly, every March, June, September, and December. Read an overview of Affecting Cause. If you …

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Caesura Letters Volume VIIToday we are excited to release our seventh volume, Affecting Cause — now en route to all ebook and paperback subscribers. New volumes are published quarterly, every March, June, September, and December. Read an overview of Affecting Cause. If you are not already a subscriber and would like to purchase this volume individually, here are the links:

Ebook (ePub, Kindle, PDF) Paperback

  Posted by Admin on June 21, 2014

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  Do all subscription formats receive the same content?
Yes, the very same reading material is shared between all subscription platforms. The timing, however, does vary between formats. The material in the quarterly ebooks and paperbacks “trail” the email elivery schedule by about six months (this is because new pieces are published daily and then collected into quarterly volumes).
  What ebook readers are supported by the Caesura Letters?
The Caesura Letters volumes are delivered in ePub, Kindle, and PDF formats.
  Can I read the Caesura Letters in Instapaper?
Yes, reading the Caesura Letters in Instapaper is easy to setup if you subscribe to the Digital Subscription format. Configure your personal ‘readlater’ email address in Instapaper (login to your Instapaper account and see instapaper.com/extras to set this up). Next, use your email client to configure an email filter that forwards all new messages from today@caesuraletters.com to your Instapaper email address.
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Please contact us to obtain review copies and complimentary subscriptions for journalistic purposes. Please identify the institution, company, or blog you represent.
  What are caesurae, anyway?
A caesura is a complete pause or stop in a line of poetry or in a musical composition. We chose the name Caesura Letters to reflect the periodical’s intrinsic invitation to stop, think, and reflect. Wondering how to pronounce caesura? Here’s an audio link:
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