Sherlock Holmes and Violins

​“We had a pleasant little meal together, during which Holmes would talk about nothing but violins, narrating with great exultation how he had purchased his own Stradivarius, which was worth at least five hundred guineas, at a Jewelry broker’s in Tottenham Court Road for fifty-five shillings. This led to Paganini, and we sat for an hour over a bottle of claret while he told me anecdote after anecdote of that extraordinary man.” The Adventure of the Cardboard Box

The World

We ought not to make America great again, but to inspire to be like Jesus and “put the world right again.” -John 3: 16-18

“You think you’re any different from me or your friends or this tree? If you listen hard enough, you can hear every living thing breathing together. You can feel everything growing. We’re all living together, even if most folks don’t act like it. We all have the same roots and we are all branches of the same tree.” From ATLA

The Adventure of The Red Circle

Reading: The Adventure of the Red Circle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Originally Published: March 1911

Art for Art’s sake. SH

Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last. The Adventure of the Red Circle

Candlelight warning in Italian:

Attenta PericoloBeware Danger

Well, Watson, you have one more specimen of the tragic and grotesque to add to your collection.

The Cardboard Box

Reading: The Cardboard Box by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Originally Published: January 1893

“What is the meaning of it, Watson? What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable. But what end? There is the great standing perennial problem to which human reason is as far from an answer as ever.” The Adventure of the Cardboard Box