NY Mysteries April 4, 2020 


Good Morning, Survivors! I went to the liquor store (essential services) on Ave. B and stood outside in a line. I thought I’d fallen into a B movie. The front door was sealed. Someone said behind it What you want?  “The Margarita mix,” I said. Seconds later the voice said $9 and change. I pushed some bills through a crack and the margarita mix was shoved in a bag out the door. Very exciting. So Graham Green in Cuba.  

 Henco Espag, Judson’s Musical Director posted this message on 3/27/20. Working with Henco is heavenly. Grab this opportunity. 

Hallooo Judson,

We are putting together a Judson Quarantine Artbook to feature creations inspired by our shared social distancing experience both for our virtual services and in a live in-person concert once we are all back together again.

Below is the website link to the contest and the full submission guidelines pasted in as well.  Please share this with everyone!!!!

We already received submissions within 10 minutes of posting.

Thank you!






From a Chinese friend in Shanghai
Squirrel + Muffin
From happier times: Judson Choir directed by Henco Espag

Virtual and Zoom are among the most frequently used words these days.

Judson Memorial Church has a daily meditation service, a Monday evening service and a Sunday service. Rev. Micah Bucey presides over the daily services and participates in the Sunday service with Rev. Donna Schaper and Rev. Valerie Holly.

Last Sunday, Micah shared his poem, A Covenantal Prayer dedicated to his husband, their beagle and the two cats. Here is the beginning:

I begin with three confessions:
I have eaten all the pita chips,
I am nearly out of dog treats,
And I have not cleaned the litter box in five days.

Surely, you all will have noticed these things by the time you hear this prayer.
You will all look at me with eight brutally beautiful eyes, saying:
“You were supposed to take care of this. This was a covenant.



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.