Doyle’s Posthumous Joke* or Holmes & Watson on Censorship

“It is one of the greatest accomplishments of an author to inspire his reader’s imagination. We can read the same story and because of the miracle of our uniqueness it lights up our imaginations differently.” Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were at the fire, smoking their post dinner pipes. Holmes opened a thin green-backed journal… Continue reading Doyle’s Posthumous Joke* or Holmes & Watson on Censorship

Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes

There's something deep inside people that responds to Holmes. He has a genuine sense of natural justice. A sense of honor. People wish that he did exist. They feel somehow that society would be a safer place if he did. He is what we would like our leaders to be. Someone whom you trust who… Continue reading Happy Birthday Sherlock Holmes

Halloween Horseman

 When I was a young teenager in love growing up along the Hudson River in New York, my adventurous boyfriend, surprised me one Halloween night with a trip to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. He was more aware than I of the wealth of history around us. My gaze led me away to the Algonquin Round Table, the London of… Continue reading Halloween Horseman

Baker Street After-Hours

The art of writing Sherlock Holmes stories, ala Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as pastiche, like Holmes own art, combined reality with imagination. With this Muse the latter most abundant. To define as much of the former as I possibly could, I lived in London for a third of the year in the fall of 2018,… Continue reading Baker Street After-Hours