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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!

Henco

https://www.judson.org/quarantine-artbook-contest

 

 

 

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. 

NY Mysteries March 21, 2020

 

Treasuring the things we take for granted….Remember travel? I come from the American Express check era. The first foreign country I spent time in was Italy.  In Piazza di  Spagna  there was an American Express office and I stood in line with many others to cash the check  and to change to lira. 600 Lira were the equivalent of a dollar.  The Italian currency was gorgeous and enormous. The 10,000 lira note was like a billboard. The 500 lira coin was beautiful, heavy metal. Change was scarce so we were often given candies, trinkets instead. Very annoying  at the time but a funny memory. I lived in a Victorian house off Via Salaria. My roommates and I took the octagonal elevator with etched windows and a padded seat to the fifth floor after we had fed a coin machine in the elevator several 10 lira coins and smacked the machine sharply. 

Another travel memory: the Egyptian House in Penzance. This is enchanting. It’s been owned by the Landmark Trust since the 1970s and was built in the 1850s, shortly after Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt. 

The Egyptian House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Egyptian House

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. 

NY Mysteries March 21, 2020

 

God has a sense of humor. In the midst of the corona virus pandemic, the stock market wobbling and the current administration, we have had wonderful weather. Remember 9/11? It too was a perfect day, weather wise.

Books to start reading in quarantine: George Eliot’s Middlemarch. After the first chapter buy the audio. Naxos has a wonderful and pricy edition read by Juliet Stevenson. Years ago, BBC had a wonderful presentation. If you can find it, I recommend that you glue yourself to the TV and watch it.

Another book that’s usually read when stranded on a desert island is Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past. I can read a chapter or two and have tried listening to an audio. For me, it’s deadly. Right up there with Joyce’s Ulysses of which I didn’t understand a word. 

Minister Micah Busey leads a daily meditation group during these troubling times.  It’s on video so I can see everybody’s living interior but they can also see mine. I tune in promptly at 9 am but before I do, I comb my hair, put a sweater on over my night gown and make sure underwear isn’t hanging from a door knob.  It’s a self-affirming 45 minutes. It’s gentle and kindly. That also describes Micah.  

I found Governor Cuomo amazingly down-to-earth when he gave a recipe for alcohol wipes. “So buy some alcohol,” he snarled, “and put it on some cotton. That’s it.” He’s an able politician but I disagree with his  attempt to kill off New York’s Third parties.

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.

Justice Ralph Boniello Thursday tossed out the law establishing a commission purportedly set up to create a system of publicly financed campaigns, but instead deviated into attacks on third party and independent candidates. The Judge ruled that the measure creating the panel was “an improper and unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority.”

Officials from both parties vowed at a December press conference that a joint lawsuit against the commission’s overreach would be forthcoming if the State Legislature did not act and the commission’s recommendations became law in 2020. The lawsuits brought by the Working Families and Conservative Parties in state court have now turned the tide against the Democratic Party’s heavy-handed attacks against their independent and third party competition.

“In the age of Trump, it is sad to see the Democratic Party use their control of the state government to suppress political debate and electoral challenges by true national third parties. Democracy is on life support in New York and our country. It was a slap in the face to everyday New Yorkers for Governor Cuomo and the Democrats to unilaterally rig the system in an attempt to crush any political party who challenges them,” said Green Party of New York Co-Chair Gloria Mattera.

The Green and Libertarian Parties are prepared to file a lawsuit in federal court to prevent further attacks on third parties and independents if the lawsuits in state court by the Conservative and Working Families do not ultimately prevail against appeal.

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. 

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. 

NY Mysteries March 6, 2020

 

It’s been another busy week. Last Saturday a friend and I went to  Essex Market at 88 Essex Street. I hadn’t been in that area of the Lower East Side in years. The new (to me) Essex House is warehouse enormous. We cruised around the main floor which is like an indoor carnival. What’s your flavor? Japonese? Brooklyn? Mexican? Sicilian? In addition to food vendors, you can grab thrift shop clothes or go to the barber. We went downstairs for lunch. The menu featured dishes from upstairs and a neat beer arrangement. For $4 dollars a glass you receive three glasses of any of the millions of beer they have on offer. Nicely tanked, you’re ready to explore the Market again.

Essex Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essex Market

 

 

Roadmap to Apartheid was sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church. It was shown in the annex at 12 West 11 Street. First Tuesdays of every month the Church is brewing up controversial issues shown in screenings. Roadmap to Apartheid showed the influence Israel had in the  South African apartheid movement. It also showed in harrowing detail the brutal similarites in the treatment of South African Blacks and Israeli Palestinians. It was an eye opener for some and for others a reminder of what we Americans support in the Middle East. 

Michelle Y. Thompson, the Director of Arts and Community Engagement at Judson Memorial Church added a new video. It centers on Michelle’s son and his pride in being black. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 
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Governor Cuomo wants third parties to increase their number of votes if they’re to remain on the ballot. I belong to the Green Party and received this disturbing letter from the Green Party. Howie Hawkins, our presidential nominee, is quoted. 

In an open letter, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, and other progressive luminaries insisted that Howie Hawkins and the Green Party vote Democrat for president in battleground states.

They condescendingly describe Green votes as a self-indulgent “feel-good activity” as if Green votes are not votes for urgent climate action, real social and economic justice policies, and peace policies.

Don’t they see that the Democrats have joined the Republicans in supporting pro-corporate economic policies and pro-war foreign policies that have generated growing inequality at home and endless wars abroad?

As Howie said, “The left cannot outsource fighting the right to the Democrats.”

Howie points out that the Democrats have helped to normalize Trump by joining with him to overwhelmingly support military budget increases, the US Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (NAFTA 2.0), and the prosecution of Julian Assange and persecution of Chelsea Manning.

 

 

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. 

NY Mysteries February 28, 2020

Coppelia: Welcome to Cuba on West 14th Street. It’s named after a favorite restaurant in Havana and is an ongoing 24 hour party, festive decor, cosy booths, delicious Latin food with a Cuban slant.  All Day Breakfast is a marriage of the best in Latin American and North American food.Snacks? Sure. Croquetas de Queso are yummy cheese croquettes. Don’t forget the oxtail and the cocktails.

As their cheerful yellow and red neon sign says: Vive y bebe que la vida es breve.

 

 

Coppelia Restaurant
Street of Hunger
Coppelia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governor Cuomo wants third parties to increase their number of votes if they’re to remain on the ballot. I belong to the Green Party and received this disturbing letter from the Green Party. Howie Hawkins, our presidential nominee, is quoted. 

In an open letter, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, and other progressive luminaries insisted that Howie Hawkins and the Green Party vote Democrat for president in battleground states.

They condescendingly describe Green votes as a self-indulgent “feel-good activity” as if Green votes are not votes for urgent climate action, real social and economic justice policies, and peace policies.

Don’t they see that the Democrats have joined the Republicans in supporting pro-corporate economic policies and pro-war foreign policies that have generated growing inequality at home and endless wars abroad?

As Howie said, “The left cannot outsource fighting the right to the Democrats.”

Howie points out that the Democrats have helped to normalize Trump by joining with him to overwhelmingly support military budget increases, the US Mexico Canada Trade Agreement (NAFTA 2.0), and the prosecution of Julian Assange and persecution of Chelsea Manning.

 

 

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. 

NY Mysteries January 24, 2020

BongJoon-ho’s Parasite is a Korean movie that is very witty and very violent. Its sly humor, bloody violence  and social satire work.  The rich family could have been transported from Westchester. The U. S. influence is shown through the mansion of the rich couple, including a teepee ordered from the U. S. The other family lives in dire poverty. They eke out a living folding pizza boxes and stealing wifi from a nearby store until one of them lands a tutoring job with the rich family. In rapid succession members of the poor family replace the housekeeper and driver of the rich. The poor teenage daughter, a budding con artist, pretends to be a psychologist  and lands a well paying job analyzing the rich family’s young son who keeps spilling the beans about the poor (They all smell alike.) but no one listens. It’s a real movie.

Jim Lehrer died on Thursday. He was the Public Broadcasting Service anchor for many years and was respected for his thorough and fair analysis. 

Jim Lehrer’s Rules

  • Do nothing I cannot defend.
  • Cover, write and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me.
  • Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.
  • Assume the viewer is as smart and caring and good a person as I am.
  • Assume the same about all people on whom I report.
  • Assume personal lives are a private matter until a legitimate turn in the story absolutely mandates otherwise.
  • Carefully separate opinion and analysis from straight news stories and clearly label everything
  • Do not use anonymous sources or blind quotes except on rare and monumental occasions. No one should be allowed to attack another anonymously.
  • “I am not in the entertainment business.”

 

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. 

NY Mysteries January 18, 2020

 

 It’s been a busy week. First of all, I’ll mention two events I didn’t attend. Both were held at Judson and both had large crowds. Wrestling with Zionism explored the treatment of the Palestinians. I attended Mystery Writers of America to thank the outgoing president, Jeff Markowitz, for his involvement and enthusiasm and to welcome the new president, Erica Obey.

The second event honored Jean Montevil. A friend gave me permission to quote his Facebook account of the event: At Judson Memorial Church marking the second anniversary that Jean Montrevil, our friend, father of four, and advocate to so many, was swept off the street by ICE and deported. We joined his kids today to launch the “Bring Jean Home’ campaign to right this wrong! Join us!judson.org

https://theintercept.com/…/jean-montrevil-deportation-firs…

 

 

 

 

 

Bring Jean Home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A friend and I attended a Frick concert given by Paul Galbraith, the acclaimed guitarist and Antonio Meneses, the acclaimed cellist. They mesmerized us with Bach, Schubert, and various compositions written for the two musicians. 

Rakuko Naito and Tadaaki Kuwayama had an opening reception at Christie’s on January 14. It was glamorous, uber Manhattan spiked with champagne and lots of attitude. I’ve admired Rakuko’s intricate paper work for years

Studio Visit: Tadaaki Kuwayama and Rakuko Naito

Rakuko Naito

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tadaaki Kuwayama

 

 

 

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. 

NY Mysteries Dec. 27, 2019

 

The Stone Soup tradition at Judson. 

I was in a baa humbug mood. Not Stone Soup I whined to myself. Thanks to a hard working and well organized  team Judson’s 2019 Stone Soup was fun. Three enormous cauldrons  filled with vegetarian, chili or chicken soup were offered. In addition there were various breads, crackers, drinks. I helped dish out the food and had a ball watching people light up at the thought of a good, hot bowl of soup.

There was another tradition: a table with craft materials:  bits and pieces of yarn, ribbon etc. for children to make holiday cards and a section for people to write a Christmas card to a Judson parishioner who lives in a bed in a westside nursing home. That’s Judson! 

Lots of parties and going hither and yon. Christmas eve and Christmas day celebrations were spent with dear friends.

 I met friends in Harlem at RDV (Rendezvous). A delightful French restaurant with charming decor, lovely wine, great service and delicious food. friends had bronzino, duck and mussels. I had foes gras (Please don’t tell Elizabeth Warren.) It was superb and is about to be outlawed in the U. S. A.  

Happy New Year to all foodies and non-foodies!

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. 

November 11, 2019

 

I’m tardy and I apologize. However, having spent Nov. 8-10 at  the New England Crime Bake, a writers’, editors’, agents’ conference held in Woburn, MA, I’m basking in the afterglow of a successful pitch session i.e. you sell your book to an agent. If you’re lucky the agent will request the full manuscript (Hurray) or a few chapters (Still hurray) or reject your offer. I’ve been around the block enough times to know that many agents prefer to reject you via email rather than to your face. We shall see. Last week, nervous about the upcoming conference (my first time) I wrote the following in a cranky mood. 

Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder

A Judson contingent attended Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder at Carnegie Hall. The place was packed. I stared down at the orchestra from my third tier seat ($90) and wondered how much their tickets cost. Johnny Cash was one of those musicians who was so good, so sexy, so simpatico. His look, his black outfits, his deep voice mesmerized me. I could care less about country and western/ country music/ hillbilly music but there are a number of people who make it magic: Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline among others. 

I think I was the only one in the vast  Carnegie Hall audience (That includes standing room) who regarded the Rosanne Cash and Ry Cooder concert as a character building exercise. 

 You wake to the clock, you go to work to the clock, you clock in to the clock, you clock out to the clock, you come home to the clock, you eat to the clock, you drink to the clock, you go to bed to the clock, you get up to the clock, you go back to work to the clock… You do that for forty years of your life and you retire — what do they give you? A clock!   

Dave  Allen, an Irish comedian

And speaking of the Irish…

The Irishman is the movie for you if you want to watch Robert DeNiro kill people for four hours and if you prefer women to be treated like pets,  A friend and I got tickets for a 2:40 showing at IFC the day after the movie was released. . It was an event. Smugly, we regarded the ticket information: Sold Out was written under every time. It made out tickets better. 

 

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.