I haven't written anything for awhile, as I've been busy dancing.
I did want to do something on the holidays and relationships, but maybe later. Or rather, I'm going to incorporate some of the ideas I read about into the next post, which will also involve my re-read of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
I wouldn't have read these stories again if I hadn't seen the New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on pbs. Those 3 episodes are really more "Dr. Who Does Sherlock," but it got me thinking about personalities and relationships. Perception is everything, and in re-reading the stories, it appears the Conan Doyle was attempting to see if readers could look at the back story. Watson's perception is actually off several times, but there are several sherlockians who take his word as truth, despite even the contradictory information from Holmes.
More later - I have another bookstore event, and need to practice for it.
p.s. the BBC has a fake Dr. John Watson Blog available, with links to some of the characters blogs. It is hilarious.