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Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Data! Data! Data! – The Blue Carbuncle

Data! Data! Data! – The Blue Carbuncle

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I teach twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college.  It is composed… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Blue Carbuncle

The 17 Steps: The Blue Carbuncle

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) THE WATSONIAN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION Perhaps it’s an all-too basic question that we all pondered on before, but it needs to be asked whenever this story comes up: Why was Watson visiting the man we think of as his best friend on… Continue Reading

Our December Story: The Blue Carbuncle

Our December Story: The Blue Carbuncle

“… this thing has some deadly story linked on to it …” – The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) First, let’s take a minute to wish everyone here in the United States, a very safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday this week. December will be upon us next week and it seems appropriate for us to discuss The… Continue Reading

Harry S. Truman $1 Coin To Be Available February 5th

Harry S. Truman $1 Coin To Be Available February 5th

  On February 5, 2015, the United States Mint will release the Harry S. Truman Presidential Dollar for sale in bulk (25 coin rolls, 100 coin bags and 250 coin boxes). The coin, like all Presidential dollars issued since 2012, will not be released into general circulation. These coins will be struck at the Philadelphia… Continue Reading

Some Observations on the Traditions of Christmas in the Holmes – Queen Victoria Era

Some Observations on the Traditions of Christmas in the Holmes – Queen Victoria Era

“I had called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season.” – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) In Holmes and Watson’s day, the celebration of Christmas was very different from what we expect in this modern age. It is generally accepted… Continue Reading

Radio Broadcast of The Night Before Christmas – December 24, 1945

Radio Broadcast of The Night Before Christmas – December 24, 1945

I imagine that when most of you saw the title of this post, you immediately thought of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic Christmas poem.  Sorry to disappoint you! This story is based on an incident from The Blue Carbuncle and was broadcast on Christmas Eve 1945 during The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes… Continue Reading