Time Capsule #50
The semi-centennial edition.
✏️ 50 Weeks Later
This is edition #50, meaning I have been writing The Time Capsule for just about a year. The newsletter has evolved in many ways since its early editions, but the one thing that has stayed the same is its release every Sunday.
I think there is a lot that is good about the newsletter, and much room for improvement. It has admittedly taken a backseat to my academic work in the last few months, but is still a priority for me and gives me something outside of my obligatory duties to look forward to. It encourages continual reading, keeps my writing muscles strong, and hopefully has provided some enjoyment and interest in those of you who read it. And to those of you that do, I am grateful for your time and support — I have a small enough email list to know who reads it regularly, and it has not gone unnoticed.
I hope to one day reach a larger audience and be able to commit more time and effort to it, but for now, this will do. It is important that a writer writes first and foremost for himself. That urge to write, fueled by curiosity and a love of reading, has kept me going when I could have abandoned this endeavor long ago.
As long as I still find enjoyment in the process, and I do, the show goes on. Over the Christmas break, I hope to write a piece on a military history topic, as the Punic War series got good reviews.
📸 Photo of the Week
📖 Book of the Week — Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas was a 13th-century Dominican friar and theologian who made immense contributions to Christian doctrine and theology. His work the Summa Theologica, although unfinished, is an encyclopedia of Christian theology that covers a wide range of topics from proof of God’s existence to creation to man’s purpose in life.
💭 Quote of the Week
An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.
🔭 Sunday Best
What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye — live at the Montreux Casino (1980)
Eckhart Tolle & Russell Brand — on the ego, challenges in life, knowledge vs. wisdom, and more
Garry Kasparov’s Immortal Game — for those who appreciate high-level chess
💡 Food for Thought
The best place to combat sin is in the realm of thought and consideration — before it manifests.
Here’s to 50 more.