NY Mysteries Dec. 20, 2019




On December 15 we went to the Frick. Hyeyoon Park the violinist and Benjamin Grosvenor the pianist played to a packed and enthusiastic house. Ravel  and Beethoven were the better known composers. The evening begin with a rousing rendition of Karol Szymanowski’s Mythes. The Frick Music Room has a dated and tired grandeur. Its frayed wallpaper is a harbinger of the renovation of the Frick. What will happen to the Music Room?

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Hanan Ashrawi is on the right. She has long been one of my heroes. This distinguished Palestinian woman has fought for the rights of her people since 1947.

And for fun: The gadgets that defined the 2010s. The Verge’s top five gadgets are: The Apple iPhone 4; the Amazon Echo; the Apple MacBook Air; the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Tesla. The Selfie Stick takes the 58 spot and everyone’s favorite, the Juicero Press, checks in at 98. (The Verge)

A very happy holiday and splendid 2020 to all! 

Graphic Lessons: What do a thirty-four-year old, a nine-year-old and an eighteen-year-old have in common? Murder. 

Millie Fitzgerald applies for a Windsor School teaching job, faints on a  dying man in the school kitchen, deals with a troubled nine-year-old and with the eighteen-year-old niece of the murdered man.

Graphic Lessons: Nine-year-old Dana is the only witness who overhears a person fighting with George Lopez, the soon to be stabbed Windsor School kitchen worker. Who can she tell? Her mother who  accuses her of lying? Her father who’s fled to Singapore? She tells Millie. 

Graphic Lessons: NYPD Detective Steve Kulchek is assigned the murder case at the prestigious Windsor School. What’s bugging him? His partner was stabbed. He feels remorse over screwing up an important case. His corrupt boss is a trustee of the Windsor School. His girlfriend married his boss. And his daughter quit college.