The Watsonian Blog: Its Purpose and Potential

We would hope that members of the Society–and non-members–would wish to check this blog regularly for news of the Society. That is why it was created.

But, there is a much more interesting potential to be explored that relies upon all interested Watsonians asking questions and presenting intriguing thoughts about Dr. Watson to be explored by all who care to participate.

The process is straight-forward:  Just click on “Add Comment” and post a comment, question, idea, thought, or bit of arcane Canonical mystery or research. You are only limited by your own creativity and willingness to start a dialogue.

As an example, in some of Dr. Watson’s most elegant writing, in The Hound of the Baskervilles, he describes, “One great grey bird, a gull or curlew, soared aloft in the blue Heaven.” Three distinct but interesting questions arise from this one sentence. Was the bird a gull or a curlew? What does the use of “Heaven” imply, if anything, about Dr. Watson’s religious beliefs? What are the Canonical supports for the possible answers to these questions?

Thoughts, all?  These questions, alone, can spur pages of replies.


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The Watsonian Blog: Its Purpose and Potential — 1 Comment

  1. Greetings, all! I’m getting back to the Society after a Hiatus, and have re-read the first issue of The Watsonian, read the second, and am reading the third and current. I must say that our Journal is on a par with ANY in the Sherlockian world. Personally, I think it’s already surpassed the BSI.

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