Mastering My Mind

Learning to observe, think, and reason like Sherlock Holmes.


“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes." -S.H.

lmnpnch:

My dear Watson …

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whizzbees:

from The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, by Vincent Starrett

whizzbees:

from The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, by Vincent Starrett

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barachiki:

So you ever have an impulse to go to the thrift store to see what they have?
I was wandering around my local sally anne and found this vintage copy of The Sign of the Four.  Thought I lucked out totally since I collect vintage and quirky books.
It was way more awesome than I expected:


This 1915 copy of the story is done entirely in shorthand.
Edit: It also only cost me two dollars.

barachiki:

So you ever have an impulse to go to the thrift store to see what they have?

I was wandering around my local sally anne and found this vintage copy of The Sign of the Four.  Thought I lucked out totally since I collect vintage and quirky books.

It was way more awesome than I expected:

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This 1915 copy of the story is done entirely in shorthand.

Edit: It also only cost me two dollars.

“As a joke, Arthur Conan Doyle once sent five letters to five friends that read, “We are discovered, flee immediately”, to see what they would do. One of them disappeared and Conan Doyle never saw him again.”

—   QI (E Series - Espionage)

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Anonymous said: WHERE ARE YOU? I LOVED YOUR BLOG AND THEN YOU DISAPPEAR? UGHH.... </3

Hello there.

I’m around. I’m currently doing a writers workshop hopefully to improve my craft here. I’ve still got some more notes on the art of deductive reasoning to write out as well.

Either way, I apologize for my absence, and I’ll make a post really soon about using imagination to make the leap between observation and deduction.

Thanks for writing!