It's been exactly three weeks since my last post here at Baker Street Babble. If I have any readers left, they're probably wondering if I've plunged into the Reichenbach Falls! No, my dear readers, I'm still very much alive, but I've been ridiculously busy over the past few weeks: singing and conducting on a Nashville Symphony Chorus concert, visiting with family in Illinois, preparing for a rehearsal that I had to conduct, and various and sundry other tasks. But here I am, back for another little post. I shall try to be more conscientious about presenting material here more regularly, although I can't guarantee that I will be able to return to daily posting, as I did when I first created the blog.
I suspect my frequent posting "in the old days" was partly due to the fortuitous timing of the genesis of my blog: I began blogging on Sherlockian topics at a time when Sherlock was airing in Great Britain, and anticipation here in the States was running high; I was catching up on Elementary (a task to which I need to return); and I had been attempting to watch the mess that was the second Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes film. Meanwhile, I had just "discovered" the Nashville Scholars of the Three Pipe Problem, the local Sherlockian group here in Nashville. Ah, life was grand, and the game was afoot!
Once "real life" had a chance to absorb much of my free time, things got a little more difficult. The beautiful thing is, though, that no matter how busy a would-be Sherlockian such as myself might get, Holmes and Watson are always there, just waiting for me to pick them up again. The Canon never goes away; when I come back to the rooms at 221B, the correspondence is still jack-knifed to the mantel, and the tobacco is still stuffed into the Persian slipper.
Speaking of real life, I deduce that my blood sugar is getting a bit low, and I must take a break to boost it back up again...the life of a diabetic Sherlockian! So have faith, dear reader, I shall return with more Holmesian fun quite shortly, and the game will, once more, be afoot! Thanks for reading.
I'm a stay-at-home dad, and Director of Music Ministries at a United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN. And a longtime fan of Sherlock Holmes.