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Watching the Jeremy Brett adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story “The Golden Pince Nez” left me wondering about some of the specific changes made between the story and the ITV Granada TV series, specifically the role of Holmes’ brother Mycroft.

An idle Google search about the substitution of snuff for tobacco ash in the story led me to An Observance of Trifles: a thought-provoking and entertaining discussion of each component of the Holmes canon, including the television and film adaptations.

I have only read a few entries so far, and have found much which had not occurred to me, despite having heard the Stephen Fry audiobook versions of each story several times. I look forward to making my way through the site as a periodic distraction.

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out there

2019-03-19

in Δ

I have a friend for who, every night as I struggle to sleep, I make a point of issuing a hope or aspiration to the universe about: that they are safe and well, and that they will find what they need in life. I don’t believe that such wishes can have any effect on the world, but deliberately having those thoughts adds some hopefulness to the fear and sadness.

Aviators

2019-03-19

in Photo of the day

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Blue bird

2019-03-17

in Photo of the day

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I ducked out of my public policy workshop today to get some photos of the climate strike at Queen’s Park.

There are amazing photos and videos from other cities around the world, with turnouts of tens of hundreds of thousands in European cities. The rally in Montreal also seems to have been huge, for reasons I am very curious about. I would love to know what went into organizing it, and into bringing so many people out.

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Bee

2019-03-15

in Photo of the day

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