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Category Archives: The Game is Afoot

HOLMES AND OUR STAR QUARTERBACK

IT IS A tenuous tie indeed between the world’s greatest consulting detective and our high school’s star quarterback, but typewriters provide the link. Sherlock Holmes used the unicity of typed … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

HOLMES AND (POLYPHONIC) MOTETS

ROLAND DE LASSUS, aka Orlando di Lasso, was a sixteenth-century Flemish composer of religious music, Italian madrigals, French chansons and German lieder. Among his compositions were 516 motets, choral works … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOLMES TRUTH

TRUTH IS being assaulted these days through alternative facts. Early a.m. tweets claim this truth is spread by “enemies of the people.” Truths of intelligence and science are downplayed or … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

SHERLOCK HOLMES—CRYPTOLOGIST

WHAT WITH international intrigue being leaked right, left and center these days, I am au courant in discussing Sherlock Holmes’ involvement in such matters, as detailed by chronicler Dr. John … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

HOLMES AND OUR PRESIDENTS

GIVEN THAT we’re bracketing the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, what better time to celebrate presidential linkages with the world’s greatest consulting detective, … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

WATSON’S WAR WOUND

THERE’S A LOT OF scholarship, some of it contradictory, regarding the war wound of Dr. John H. Watson, chronicler of the world’s greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes. Exactly where was … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

ON HOLMESIAN HOLIDAYS

HOW DID THE world’s greatest consulting detective celebrate the holidays? I’ve cited Canonical evidence for his Victorian Christmas. But what about New Year’s? Given that his birthday was coming on … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · Leave a comment