Friday, July 5, 2013
The Baker Street Journal
And, really, not through any fault of the Journal itself.
Most of the time I find, for me, the writings tend to be a little to academic for my interests. Again, more to do with my personality than the writings or writers themselves.
I have a rather short attention span when it comes to details and higher learning, and if there are more than a couple words with more than three syllables, I get a little over-whelmed.
With that said, however, there have been times when I have followed it faithfully, getting it in the mail for several years at a time.
I have just ended a dry spell where I have not received it for a while, and have just started to read my first issue of this year. (Pictured to the left, with an illustration by one of my favorites, F.D Steele on the cover.)
I was inspired to start getting it again when Alistair Duncan mentioned on his blog (one I follow) that an article by him would appear in the summer issue. So that was the first one I read. Titled, 'The Changing face of the Sherlockian.'
A very timely piece with all the discussion of late. Much along the same lines as my thoughts on the subject. Well informed and thoughtful. The piece was fun to read.
I have only read a couple other writings in this issue of the Journal so far, but plan on reading the rest today.
I always look forward to the cartoons and humor the most (what does that say about me).
And I am glad to see the Journal has not drawn any lines in the sand taking sides, one way or the other, in the ACD estate debate.
I also like the fact the the cover changes, it seems, a little each time now.
Baker Street Journal.
Here is a Collier's cover art of 'The Last Bow' and more of Steele's works.