Author Archives: Matt Wedel

Hereditary fails by throwing away its own past

SPOILERS FOLLOW. SERIOUSLY. People are describing Hereditary as one of the most terrifying movies of all time. I’d say they’re three-quarters correct, in that the first three quarters of the movie were indeed pretty damned unnerving. But then it all … Continue reading

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Fiction: The Memory Stones

This isn’t really a story, just a sketch I wrote a few years ago. I always planned to come back and flesh it out, but that hasn’t happened yet. Rather than let it rot on my hard drive, I’m letting … Continue reading

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Monster of the week

TV Tropes informs me that the “monster of the week” concept goes back to The Twilight Zone in the 1960s. I first heard of it as opposed to the “mytharc” episodes in the original run of The X-Files. From the … Continue reading

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DIY notebook sheath

Inspired by the DDC Stuff Sheath. But dumber. My intent here is not to take money away from DDC. I actually had a use in mind for this when I made it. I have mentioned here before that I’m typically … Continue reading

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2017 in notebooks

I mentioned in a recent post how I got addicted to Field Notes this past summer. Here are the books I used in the second half of 2017. Top row are monthly/bimonthly EDC books: June/July: Shenandoah August: Utility September/October: Original … Continue reading

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My EDC, Part 2: Wallet

Thirty years ago, in 7th grade shop class, I made a nice hand-tooled leather bifold wallet with sewn edges. It was totally sweet, and also a total George Costanza back-breaker. The subsequent three decades have been a long war of … Continue reading

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My EDC, Part 1: Notebooks

The first in a series of unavoidably navel-gazey posts on the physical crap I lug around (EDC = Every Day Carry). Read at your peril.  I started carrying a planner back in 2007, when I was an instructor at UC … Continue reading

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