Four and a Half Million Blog Views – Thanks, Readers!

August 27, 2014

Randolph Mase Blogging Tips 2

I’ve been writing my blog every day for the past five and a half years, and yesterday I recorded my 4,500,000th view! When I started writing this blog, I thought I would have a few readers. Never did I think that I’d hit a million, let alone four and a half million – what basically has been about 2,700 views each day. Wow! All I can say is thanks to all my readers, and I hope that you continue to enjoy my writing!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Six Things To Do In NYC Before Labor Day

August 21, 2014

Outdoor Movie

I saw a blog post from TimeOut, recommending some things to do before Labor. We’ve got ten days remaining, so try some or all of these:

  1. Go to a Central Park SummerStage show.
  2. See an outdoor movie.
  3. Go swimming.
  4. Dance at a summer party.
  5. Go kayaking.
  6. Cheer for your minor league team.

Get more information at http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/6-things-to-do-in-nyc-before-labor-day. Enjoy!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

The Central Park Conservancy Film Festival

August 14, 2014

Central Park Film Festival

 

Most of us know that there are abundant activities for all in Central Park. But few know that it offers a free outdoor film festival. That’s right, on 5 consecutive nights – August 18 thru 22 – classic movies will be shown on the lawn between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive. Gates open at 6:30 and the films begin at 8; here’s the schedule:

  • August 18 – Big
  • August 19 – The Royal Tenenbaums
  • August 20 – The Way We Were
  • August 21 – Ghostbusters
  • August 22 – Rear Window

It’s another great opportunity to enjoy New York City and a classic film – and it’s free!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Summer Streets 2014!

August 8, 2014

Summer Streets 2014

 

On the next 2 Saturday mornings (7am to 1pm on August 9 and 16), Park Avenue will be closed to motor vehicle traffic between the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. The reason is the annual Summer Streets, which is, according to the event website, “part bike tour, part block party, a great time for exercise, people watching, and just enjoying summer mornings.”

Free activities include sand sculpting, bikes and rollerblades, rock climbing, and storytelling. In addition, there will be 6 rest stops along the route, featuring free activities, performances, and demonstrations:

  • Foley Square at Duane and Centre Streets
  • SoHo at Spring and Lafayette Streets
  • Astor Place at Lafayette
  • Midtown at Park Avenue and 25th Street
  • Park Avenue Tunnel
  • Uptown at Park Avenue and 51st Street

You can find more details, including videos from past years and the route map shown above, at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/home/home.shtml. I’d say it’s a great way to spend a summer morning…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Final Weeks of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

August 3, 2014

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

 

Each year, Summer Mondays happen in Bryant Park, showing some classic films outdoors. The lawn opens at 5:00 pm, and you can bring your own blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy while watching. The final shows of this year’s festival are:

  • August 4 – The Karate Kid
  • August 11 – Lover Come Back
  • August 18 – The Shining

It’s a great opportunity to enjoy New York City and a classic film – and it’s free!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

July 28, 2014

Broadway

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers about shows in the category “Broadway and Politics” that I posted last week:

  1. In the one-man show “You’re Welcome America,” Will Ferrell spoofed this president.– Who is George W. Bush?
  2. The singing killers and would-be killers of “Assassins” include Oswald, Booth, & this 1980s attempter. – Who is John Hinckley, Jr.?
  3. In 2014 Bryan Cranston made his Broadway in “All The Way,” a drama about this president’s first year in office.– Who is LBJ?
  4. “Politics & Poker” & “I Love a Cop” are songs in this musical about a big-city mayor. – What is “Fiorello?”
  5. It’s Peter Morgan’s play about a revealing series of 1977 interviews.– What is “Frost-Nixon?”
  6. Bonus answer, from a more recent Final Jeopardy category of “Broadway:” In 2013 this musical based on a movie became the first show to gross $1 billion. – What is “The Lion King?”

Even though politics is not my forte, I got five of them (didn’t know LBJ); how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Everyday Life in New York City

July 22, 2014

Life in New York City 2

The Metropolitan Diary of the New York Times continues to offer humorous real-life stories and experiences of natives and visitors to New York City that often show the human side of New Yorkers.  When I read most of them, I can’t help but laugh, sometimes very loudly and sometimes, depending on my surroundings, attracting a little too much attention.  Others just make me feel good about being a New Yorker. A recent edition includes My Girl on the subway, traffic problems in Central Park, and rescuing an iPod. So, try it for therapy, stress relief, or to assure yourself that there still is a good side to people – just don’t laugh or cry too loudly:  http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/category/metropolitan-diary/.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

July 16, 2014

Broadway

     One of the categories on Jeopardy! recently was “Broadway and Politics.”   Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each. I’ll post the questions in a few days:

  1. In the one-man show “You’re Welcome America,” Will Ferrell spoofed this president.
  2. The singing killers and would-be killers of “Assassins” include Oswald, Booth, & this 1980s attempter.
  3. In 2014 Bryan Cranston made his Broadway in “All The Way,” a drama about this president’s first year in office.
  4. “Politics & Poker” & “I Love a Cop” are songs in this musical about a big-city mayor.
  5. It’s Peter Morgan’s play about a revealing series of 1977 interviews.
  6. Bonus answer, from a more recent Final Jeopardy category of “Broadway:” In 2013 this musical based on a movie became the first show to gross $1 billion.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Creativity With Towels

July 10, 2014

Norwegian Gem

If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you’ve most likely seen a towel folded to resemble an animal, the most common one a swan. But our stateroom attendant on our recent cruise took the art to new heights with the animals pictured below…enjoy!

Elephant

Elephant

Crab

Crab

Rabbit

And a monkey, hanging from the ceiling!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2014

Fourth of July

I think that most Americans know enough about our country’s history to realize that today is a celebration of the signing and approval of the Declaration of Independence, beginning our fight for independence in 1776. But I also think that most of us take the holiday for granted, and view it as just another day off from work, particularly this year when it creates a long weekend for many of us. But few of us know much else about the holiday; in fact, I learned a lot as I researched it, such as:

1. In 1778, General George Washington gave his troops a double ration of rum to observe the date. Fortunately, they were recovering from the Battle of Monmouth and didn’t have to prepare for another battle.
2. In 1779, July 4 was on a Sunday, so the celebrations were held on Monday…perhaps that set the precedent for what we do today.
3. In 1781, Massachusetts was the first state to make it an official state celebration
4. The first time July 4 was referred to as Independence Day was in 1791
5. It was made an unpaid holiday for federal workers in 1870
6. It was finally declared a paid federal holiday in 1938
7. The oldest continuous July 4th celebration has been held in Bristol, Rhode Island since 1785.

So whatever you do today, remember the intent of Independence Day as you celebrate!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com. On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!
And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to http://kadency.com – it’s a great site!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:
Death on Broadway
Death Beneath the Streets
Death in Central Park
Death in the Cloisters (coming very soon!)
Nathan Hale


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