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NY Mysteries March 13, 2020






Afraid anyone? What’s your favorite flavor  – the coronavirus? the stock market? the current administration? Do you have a combination? 

To set the mood: a man jumped off the Empire State Building. On his way past the 23rd floor someone called: “How’s it going?” 

“So far. So good,” he replied.

Of course Governor Cuomo had to cancel the Saint Patrick’s Day parade. It doesn’t mean people won’t celebrate. My neighbors decorated their door. And I’ve been combing the stores for corned beef. I’ve succeeded! 






My neighbors’ St. Patrick Day’s Decoration









Last week a friend and I had such fun at The Morgan. We had an enormous lunch, gossiped for a few hours and then visited several exhibits which featured artists who struggled. One was the very elegant Jean-Jacques LeQueu exhibition. He struggled for ten years to sell his paintings.   LeQueu was born during the tumultuous reign of Louis XV (1715-74).  We also went to a contemporary exhibit featuring the work of the late Al Taylor (1949-1999). He was a quirky artist who used found objects in his art. He did this originally because he could not afford to buy canvas. 

Jean-Jacques LeQueu
Al Taylo








Alex Thompson’s Saint Frances is an endearing film featuring a 34 year old looking for her life, played by writer and actor Kelly O’Sullivan,  a lesbian couple and their two children. It examines life from the view point of the women. 

Killing off New York’s Third parties – Not Today!

03/13/20 — The New York State Green and Libertarian Parties applaud the State Supreme Court ruling that stopped the Democratic Party’s attempt to assassinate smaller political parties.

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.