January ASH events scheduled!

Dear ASH and Friends,

Looking ahead past the sacred and secular holidays to our Sherlockian festivities, this is to advise you that the Adventuresses will again usher in the Birthday Weekend with an informal gathering on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, and to invite you to join us there.

We will gather for this special “ASH Wednesday” at 6:30pm at our customary locale:

Annie Moore’s
22 East 41st St. (between Madison and Fifth Aves.)
New York City
(212) 986-7826

We meet upstairs: the manager can direct you to the elevator.

This will be a happy occasion to meet with (and eat with and drink with) kindred spirits from around the globe.  As usual, there is no set charge – we each pay for what we consume (plus tax and tip, of course).

If you can attend, please advise either me (at herzogbaesch@aol.com) or Susan Rice (at susan221bee@gmail.com).  All are welcome: we just need to have a good idea of how many to expect so there can be enough places set to accommodate the throng.

Now, IF you’ve already informed me or Susan that you’re coming, you DON’T have to do so again — for you this message is just a confirmation of the time and place.

The Compliments of the Season!

Evelyn A. Herzog

Principal Unprincipled Adventuress

The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes

For information on the ASH Sunday Brunch, click HERE.  

2018 Spring Luncheon Scheduled


Saturday 26 May 2018 at 12:30 PM


Club Quarters Hotel — 2nd Floor
40 West 45th Street (5th/6th Avenues), New York City
(Handicap-access elevator just inside the street door)


Spring Luncheon & Cash Bar

Additional Details HERE

2017 Birthday Challenge


We’re now wondering if Sandy Kozinn will three-peat this year, as she has won for the last two years. Her delightful “Tail of Baker Street” provided the back story to Laurie Fraser Manifold’s drawing. Brad Keefauver was our runner-up, and honorable mentions went to Elaine Coppola, Greg Darak, Terry Hunt, and Warren Randall.

For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, the rules are simple. Each year we provide a topic in this special birthday edition of the Muse. The contest is only open to Muse subscribers. Of course, you may subscribe at the same time you enter. By entering the contest, you give the Muse permission to publish your work. No entries will be returned, and Muse editorial staff and their families are not eligible.

This year’s assignment:

In 2016 the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. Choose a Canonical character who has had a similar run of failure and write a success story for that character. Your entry should not exceed 300 words.

The winning entry and runners-up as appropriate will appear in the Muse. In addition, the winner will receive a $30 gift certificate for the book store of his or her choice. Entries must be received by February 1, 2017 thus ensuring the winner a place in the March issue.

Send your entries to:

Susan Z. Diamond
Muse Contributions Editor
16W603 3rd Ave.
Bensenville, IL 60106-2327

fax:  630-227-0227
e-mail:  szdiamond@comcast.net