Stone Knives and Bearskins

Hard as it may be to believe, this website has existed in various incarnations for well over two decades. It began as a student page at college, but eventually grew into, well, something. Blogging was in its infancy and social media was way off. It was just a place that I posted manually crafted html about movies, books, whatever interested me at the time.

All of which is to say, that there are portions of this site that were made with stone knives and bearskins and are thus grotesquely primitive by today’s standards. Some of it is best left in the wastebin of history, but some of it is probably worth preserving. So if you enjoy the current blog, you may enjoy some of this information.


  • A Decade of Kaedrin – This is a good overview of the first 10-15 years of Kaedrin.
  • Tandem Stories – The first real interactive feature at Kaedrin, this was a sorta collaborative storytelling experiment with each chapter written by a different author. It was pretty fun for a while, but participation was spotty and I basically abandoned it once I discovered weblogs.
  • Movie Reviews – These are old reviews (circa turn-of-the-century) and obviously I’m older and wiser now, but some of them are still worth checking out. In particular the review and scene analysis of Rear Window.
  • Book Reviews – Similarly, these are also old and not particularly insightful. However, it’s actually a well curated list of books, if nothing else.
  • Kaedrin’s Guide to Isaac Asimov – Again, nothing here is incredibly edifying, but it’s a good overview of Asimov’s three main series and how they are interrelated.
  • The Imaginary Archive – Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ The Book of Imaginary Beings, I created this website highlighting interesting things from folklore and popular fiction. It never really took off and other sites clearly have the subjects covered more thoroughly. Still, the pages here are an interesting conglomeration of stuff.
  • Christmas Movies – I like Christmas movies, and while this list is nowhere near complete (and the capsule reviews are short), it’s a decent starting place.

I should probably convert and update some of this content, but for now, it’ll live here. More to come…