a.k.a. Don Hobbs, Sherlockian columnist, Texan, and man about town!

"He has the collection mania in its most acute form - and especially on this subject."

-- Sherlock Holmes,
"The Adventure of the Illustrious Client"

2008 Columns

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January 6 -- The Galactic Sherlock Holmes 8.1

January 16 -- Sherlocking in New York City 2008

January 20 -- Ten Reasons I Love New York City

January 27 -- Collecting

February 5 -- Travelling Man

February 10 -- The Galactic Sherlock Holmes Update

February 17 -- The Great Whimseical Tour Rides Again

February 24 -- Six Degrees of Sherlockian Separation 2008

March 2 -- A Decade With eBay

March 9 -- Translation for Translation's Sake

March 16 -- Three Hundred and Still Going Strong

March 23 -- Scandanavian Holmes

March 30 -- Sherlocking at 30,000 Feet

April 6 -- The Diogenes Club of Dallas

April 13 -- Sherlocking With And Without American Airlines

April 20 -- It's That Time Of Year Again

April 27 -- The One That Got Away

May 4 -- Sherlocking in Odessa

May 11 -- Sherlocking in Minneapolis (Part 1)

May 18 -- Sherlocking in Minneapolis (Part 2)

May 25 -- The Master Librarian

June 1 -- Julie McKuras And The Tale The World Is Not Yet Prepared To See

June 8 -- Sherlocking in Italy (Part 1)

June 15 -- Sherlocking in Italy (Part 2)

June 22 -- Sherlocking in Italy (Part 3)

June 29 -- Stand On The Terrace

 



July 6 -- Sherlocking with Professor Dr. Bruno Lumbrusco

July 13 -- Sherlocking at the Kovacic's Don-B-Que

July 20 -- Sherlocking With French Canadian Pulps

July 27 -- Google Alerts -- Sherlock Holmes

August 3-- Sherlocking in North Texas

August 10 -- Living With A Criminal

August 17 -- Sherlockian Anthologies Revisited

August 24 -- Sherlocking in the Spirit of Beijing

August 31 -- Sherlockian Cards

September 7 -- A List of Known Translations of Sherlock Holmes

September 14 -- Sherlocking in San Diego

September 21 -- Sherlocking in Wisconsin

September 28 -- Patience

October 5 -- New Translations of the Canon

October 12 -- Sherlocking in Houston

October 19 -- The Anti-Peter Principle

October 26 -- Green Sherlocking in Oklahoma

November 2 -- Sherlock Holmes for President 2008

November 9 -- All Things Sherlockian: A Photographic Essay

November 16 -- The All Things Sherlockian International Database

November 23 -- Half Price Books -- a Dallas Original

November 30 -- Sherlockian in Erie, Pennsylvania

December 7 -- Sherlock Holmes in Chinese (1900-1940) Part One

December 14 -- Sherlock Holmes is President!

December 21-- In Spite of Myself: A Memoir of Christopher Plummer

December 28 -- Ghosts of Christmas Past

2007 Columns

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January 7 -- It's A New Year

January 14 -- The 2007 Sherlock Holmes Birthday Celebration Weekend

January 21 -- Post NYC Blues (Not!)

January 28 -- Sherlockian Searches

February 4 -- Sherlockian Potpourri

February 11 -- The Florida Sign of the Four

February 18 -- The Chinese New Year

February 25 -- Six Degrees of Sherlockian Separation - 2007

March 4 -- Chinese Sherlock Holmes, Part II

March 11 -- It's Don Hobbs!

March 18 -- Sherlocking in Illinois

March 25 -- The Galactic Sherlock Holmes

April 1 -- The Dorothy Stix Foreign Language Collection

April 8 -- On the Wrong Track

April 15 -- Calling All Burmese, Calling All Burmese

April 22 -- Earth Day

April 29 -- Sherlock Holmes in Tamil

May 6 -- This, That, and the Other

May 13 -- Graduation Day 2007

May 20 -- Sherlocking in Chicago

May 27 -- Sherlockian Power Points

June 3 -- Sherlocking For Five Years At Sherlock Peoria

June 10 -- Sherlock Holmes and the Sopranos

June 17 -- Actionable Offenses: Indecent Phonograph Recordings from the 1890s

June 24 -- High Cholesterol Saves the Day

July 1 -- The Diogenes Club of Dallas 2007 Annual Picnic



July 8-- Sherlocking in Minneapolis

July 15 -- The Joke That Never Goes Away

July 22 -- The Fifth Sign

July 29 -- Sherlocking in New Orleans

August 5 -- Holmes to the Rescue

August 12 -- Sprachen Sie Deutsche

August 19 -- The Galactic Sherlock: An Update

August 26 -- Another Sherlockian Potpourri

September 2 -- Sherlockian Clip-Art Quiz

September 9 -- Sherlocking in Houston

September 16 -- The Travelling Books

September 23 - The Great Whimsical Sherlockian Tour of Oklahoma and Texas Rides Again

September 30 -- Collecting Sherlockiana

October 7 -- Sherlocking in Durant, Oklahoma

October 14 -- Sherlocking with Emily Kate Hamill

October 21 -- Lisez-vous des Francais?

October 28-- Sherlockian Ramblings

November 4 -- Sherlocking in Slovenia

November 11 -- Sherlocking with Richard Sveum

November 18 -- Sherlocking in Grapevine, Texas

November 25 -- Sherlocking at the RSNA

December 2 -- Sherlocking in Dallas

December 9 -- What the Hell?

December 16 -- Compliments of the Season

December 23 -- Compliments of the Season

December 30 -- Another Year At Sherlock Peoria

2006 Columns

 

January 1 -- Sherlock Peoria, Volume 5, Issue 1

January 8 -- Sherlocking Across the International Dateline

January 15 -- Sherlocking in the Phillipines

January 22 -- Sherlocking in Santa Barbara

January 29 -- Update: The Great Whimsical Movie

February 5 -- Rekindling the Fire

February 12 -- Sherlocking With Carole Nelson Douglas

February 19 -- Bathtub Friendly Sherlock Holmes

February 26 -- Sherlocking in Japan

March 5 -- Sherlocking at the 78th Annual Academy Awards

March 12 -- Brokeback Sherlock Holmes -- NOT!

March 19 -- The Great Whimsical Sherlockian Tour of Oklahoma & Texas Documentary Project
Part 2

March 26 -- The Berlitz School of Sherlockian Bibliography

April 2 -- Stand On The Terrace

April 9 -- Hound of the Hillbilly Baskervilles

April 16 -- Sherlocking in Washington State

April 23 -- Sherlocking with Lord Stanley's Cup

April 30 -- Sherlockian Potpourri

May 7 -- Sherlocking with Lord Stanley's Cup, Part Two

May 14 -- Sherlocking in Idaho

May 21 -- The Sherlockian Magazine that Will Not Die

May 28 -- Happy Birthday, SherlockPeoria.net!

June 4 -- Sherlocking on Texas Farm Road 4

June 11 -- Sherlocking in New York City

June 18 -- Sherlocking in Wyoming, Part 1

June 25 -- Sherlocking in Wymoing, Part 2

July 2 -- Sherlocking at the Movies

July 9 -- Sherlocking on Holiday

July 16 -- I Am The Maniac Collector

July 23 -- Sherlocking in Indianapolis

July 30 -- Me Talk Sherlock Pretty One Day

August 6 -- Sherlockian PotPourri

August 13 -- Signs of the 4

August 20 -- A New Sherlockian Society (Maybe, Maybe Not)

August 27 -- Sherlocking On California's Central Coast

September 3 -- Sherlocking With Isaac Asimov

September 10 -- Sherlocking in Maryland

September 17 -- Sherlocking in the USA

September 24 -- Sherlocking in San Francisco

October 1 -- Sherlocking In Texas

October 8 -- Sherlocking in Idaho, Again

October 15 -- Dominica del Corriere

October 22 -- NIDW Foreign Language Magazines: Lektyr

October 29 -- Sherlocking (sort of) with Ben Sanford (1927-2006)

November 5 -- The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Review

November 12 -- The Don-A-Thon

November 19 -- OBS!

November 26 -- The Galactic Sherlock Holmes

December 3 -- Ratiocinations

December 10 -- Sherlocking at Home

December 17 -- The Digitally Re-mastered Sherlock Holmes

December 24 -- Merry Christmas!

December 31 -- New Year's Resolutions

2005 Columns

January 2 -- The Ransom Center Collection

January 9 -- The Word Museum

January 16 -- Sherlocking in New York CIty, 2005

January 23 -- Macedonian Translation of Sherlock Holmes

January 30 - Another De Waal Project

February 6 - The Great De Waal Project, Part II

February 13 - Sherlocking in Not-So-Sunny Florida

February 20 - The Sign of the Three, or Was It Eight?

February 27 - The Art of Getting P.O.ed

March 6 - Come Stand On The Terrace With Me

March 13 - The 2005 Whimsical Tour of Oklahoma and Texas

March 20 - Playing the Game

March 27 - Collecting Sherlockiana

April 3 - Views of a Maniac Collector

April 10 - Sherlocking in San Diego

April 17 - Sherlock_Everywhere

April 24 - Going Out Of Business Sale

May 1 - The Whimsical Tour Dilemma

May 8 - Sherlockian Doldrums

May 15 - Interlingua Sherlock Holmes

May 22 - What A Long Strange Trip It's Been!

May 29 - Semi-Sherlockian Fun With My Digital Camera

June 5 - G.T.I. (Gone to Italy)

June 12 - Sherlocking in Switzerland

June 19 - Sherlocking in Italy

June 26 - Those Were The Good Old Days

July 3 - A California Don-B-Que

July 10 - Sherlocking in Connecticut (Not!)

July 17 - Sherlocking Vs. Summer

July 24 - Volume 28, Number 4

July 31 - Why Collect Books You Can't Read?

August 7 - The Russians Are Coming!

August 14 - The Great Whimsical Sherlockian Tour of Oklahoma and Texas (2005) Part 1

August 21 - The Great Whimsical Sherlockian Tour of Oklahoma and Texas (2005) Part 2

August 28 - Sherlocking in Los Angeles

September 4 - The Annual Picnic

September 11 - Sherlockian Networking

September 18 - Native American Translations

September 25 - Sherlocking in the Pacific Northwest

October 2 - Sherlocking in New Mexico

October 9 - Sherlocking in Romania (Sort of)

October 16 - Europe and the Translation

October 23 - Sherlock in Sri Lanka

October 30 - Sherlocking in Esperanto

November 6 - Sherlocking the Nail Place

November 13 - Are You a Sherlockian, If So, Why?

November 20 - Thanksgiving - 2005

November 27 - Sherlocking in Armenia

December 4 - Nearly Sherlock-less Week

December 11 - December Sherlocking

December 18 - Merry Christmas

December 25 - Year-End Library Festivities

2004 Columns

January 4 -- Volume Three, Number One

January 11 -- Here, Puppy!

January 18 -- A New Sherlockian Is Born

January 25 -- Sherlock Holmes's 150th Birthday Celebration

February 1 - There Are Always More Books To Find

February 8 - ELECTRONic Sherlockiana

February 15 -- What's a Sherlockian to do?

February 22 -- The Vicarious Sherlockian

February 29 -- The Six Degrees of Sherlockian Separation, Part Two

March 7 -- He Is Everywhere

March 14 -- The Sherlockian Completist -- An Impossible Task

March 21 -- Collectors Overload

March 28 —The Perils of Being A Non-English Sherlock Holmes Collector

April 4 — What's In A Name?

April 11 — Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

April 18 -- The Vicarious Sherlockian's Dilemma

April 25 -- He is Everywhere, Part II

May 2 -- The Maniac Collector Does It Again

May 9 -- Moving In On The Remaining Eight

May 16 -- The Hand of the Baskervilles

May 23 -- Sherlocking in Los Angeles

May 30 -- Happy Second Anniversary

June 6 -- The Joys of Book Collectors

June 13 -- Another One Bites The Dust

June 20 -- A Sherlockian Runs By It

June 27 -- The Travelling Sherlockian

July 4 -- Sherlocking in Chicago

July 11 -- Sherlockian Let-Down

July 18 -- Lost in Translation

July 25 -- Sherlockian Sharing

August 1 -- Sherlockian Word Power

August 8 -- I Need Your Help!

August 15 -- The Crew of the Barque LONE STAR/ DCD Annual Picnic

August 22 -- My Father Is A Sherlockian

August 29 -- Esperanto Sherlock Holmes

September 5 -- The Thirtieth Anniversary of The Afghanistan Perceivers

September 12 - The Sherlockian Olympics

September 19 - Anticipation

September 26 - Anthologies 2

October 3 - The Maniac Collectors -- Ten Years Old

October 10 - The Great De Waal Labelling Project

October 17 - PhotoStamps™

October 24 - Quick Readers

October 31 - Why?

November 7 - I Feel Much Better Now

November 14 - Sherlocking at the Gasfitter's Ball

November 21 - The Annotated Les Klinger

November 28 - Definition of a Sherlockian

December 5 - Christmas Wish List 2004

December 12 - The Six Degrees of Sherlockian Separation Vs. Christmas Movies

December 19 - 2004 Christmas Card

December 26 - Sherlocking With Leslie S. Klinger

2003 Columns

January 5 -- New Year's Resolutions

January 12 -- New York City

January 19 -- Sherlocking for Azebaijani

January 26 -- The Beacon Society

February 2 -- Sherlockian News of the World

February 9 -- Aventuras de Sherlock Holmes

February 16 -- I Love This Game

February 23 -- Those Nasty Eleven

March 2 -- Maniacal Pursuit

March 9 -- Sherlock is Slipping

March 16 -- Working vs. Collecting

March 23 -- To French or not to French

March 30 -- Sherlocking in the Sun(day)

April 6 -- Sherlock Holmes Ephemera

April 13 -- Spam

April 20 -- DeWaal #C03117

April 27 -- A Trip Down Sherlockian Memory Lane

May 4 -- Dang, There Went Another Good Idea

May 11 -- Sherlockian Calling Cards

May 18 -- Estonian Translations of the Sherlock Holmes Stories

May 25 -- Sherlocking in Cleburne, Texas

June 1 -- How Sherlock Holmes Helped Me Get A Job

June 8 -- Year Number Two

June 15 -- Sherlocking in Nashville - Sherlocking with Monk

June 23 -- Sherlocking in Omaha

June 30 -- DeWaal #C3502

July 6 -- Some Notes On Collecting Sherlockiana

July 13 -- Speaking of Sherlock Holmes

July 20 -- Burning the Torch

July 27 -- Speaking of Sherlock Holmes, Part Two

August 3 -- My Summer Reading

August 10 -- The Crowded Box-room (The Second Edition)

August 17 -- I Am Waiting, Still

August 24 -- My Friend, Takahiko Endo

August 31 -- I Am Not Waiting Any Longer

September 7 - A 62% Sherlockian

September 14 - DCD 8th Annual Picnic Report

September 21 - Six Degrees of Sherlockian Separation

September 28 - Tricky Little Translations

October 5 - What To Write?

October 12 - Sherlocking in Cally-fon-ya

October 19 - The New Computer

October 26 - Sherlocking in Washington, D.C.

November 2 - Sherlocking in Houston

November 9 - Sherlockian Fusion Party

November 16 - Sherlockian Christmas in November

November 23 - Sherlocking in Turkey

November 30 - Sherlock Holmes, Naked

December 7 - Compliments of the Season

December 14 - Sherlock Holmes and Christmas

December 21 - Christmas 2003

December 28 - Sherlopoly

2002 Columns

June 2 -- Anger

June 9 -- Italian

June 16 -- I'm Still Waiting

June 23 -- You Read All Them Books?

June 30 -- Sherlockian Challenge

July 7 -- Gawgan

July 14 -- Hurray For e-Bay!

July 21 -- Sherlock (this month)

July 28 -- Pastiches

August 4 -- Pulp!

August 11 -- Sherlockian Friendships

August 18 -- Circles, Red and Others

August 25 -- "the library"

September 1 -- What a difference a year makes

September 8 -- Another Sherlockian picnic

September 15 -- Sherlock Gets Sick in Alabama

September 22 -- The Maniacal Pursuit

September 29 -- The 21 Words
Every Sherlockian Should Know

October 5 -- Lake Sherlockbegon

October 13 -- An International Affair

October 20 -- Another International Affair

October 27 -- Kindness

November 4-- Real Life and the Sherlockian

November 17 -- Japanese Sherlockians

November 24 -- To Innuit or Not to Innuit

December 1 -- These Are The Good Old Days

December 8 -- Anthologies

December 15 -- Compliments of the Season

December 22 -- Memories of John Bennett Shaw

December 29 -- Bah . . . Humbug