The View from Sherlock Peoria (38)
February 23, 2003
This is what we do.
When one considers that everything truly new about Sherlock Holmes came to a halt in 1927 (when Conan Doyle published his last tale of the master detective), one has to wonder how this weekly weblog can ramble on about things Sherlockian, week after week. My friend the Maniac Collector has tale after tale of his adventures in collecting, but my week to week Sherlockian adventures are much less colorful.
Sat at my keyboard and typed an editorial for The Holmes & Watson Report. Made corrections on the articles for the next issue, formatted them, and set them up on pages in Quark. Got the new printer working. Started editing my Sherlockian chronology for some later publication. Listened to the good Carters latest Sherlockian brain-child, updated the Reports database with subscriber renewals, and started setting up this weeks version of the Sherlock Peoria index page.
Not too many stories there. Adventures with footnotes, chronology, or editorial rewrites arent exactly rivetting stuff, especially since I cant give away the contents of any of the above without blowing the surprise for the loyal readers.
Its been a busy, busy week here in Sherlock Peoria, a building week. And now that its come time for the weekly column, Im a little bereft of new thought. So for now, Ill leave you with the promise of good things ahead, and a peek at the cover of the upcoming issue of The Holmes & Watson Report.
Your humble correspondent,