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

Cruising New York Harbor

June 27, 2014

Norwegian Gem

We recently went on a cruise to the Bahamas, departing from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Twelfth Avenue. Here are some of the sights during the first hour of our cruise…enjoy!

George Washington Bridge

George Washington Bridge

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Freedom Tower

Freedom Tower

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day! 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 at The Cloisters (coming very soon!)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know New York City Boroughs?

June 21, 2014

NYC Boroughs

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers about shows in the category “Which NYC Borough?” that I posted 2 weeks ago:
1. Was purchased from Native Americans for about $24. – What is Manhattan?
2. Is home to the New York Yankees. – What is the Bronx?
3. Is the most populous, with more than 2.5 million people. – What is Brooklyn?
4. Is where LaGuardia and JFK International are located. – What is Queens?
5. Until 1975 was known as Richmond Borough. – What is Staten Island?

I got all of them; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day! 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 soon!)

Nathan Hale

Juneteenth is Tomorrow!

June 15, 2014

Juneteenth

You may be cocking your head and asking, “What?” And you’ve got a lot of company. I had never heard the term until it was mentioned in a local newspaper article last week. So here’s the scoop.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army landed with his troops at Galveston, Texas, and shared the news that the Civil War had ended and that the slaves were now free.

One of the first things Granger did is read General Order Number 3 to the people of Texas:
“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.”

Today, celebrations are held across the country, with many states having legislation that proclaims Juneteenth as a special day of recognition. You can find more information about Juneteenth at http://juneteenth.com.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day! 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 soon!)

Nathan Hale

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

June 8, 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 June and July films in this year’s festival are:
 June 16 – Saturday Night Fever
 June 23 – The Mark of Zorro
June 30 – A Soldier’s Story
 July 7 – Blazing Saddles
 July 14 – Suddenly Last Summer
 July 21 – National Lampoon’s Vacation
 July 28 – Key Largo

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 every day! 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 soon!)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know New York City Boroughs?

June 1, 2014

NYC Boroughs

One of the categories on Jeopardy! recently was “Which NYC Borough?” Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each. I’ll post the questions in a few days:
1. Was purchased from Native Americans for about $24.
2. Is home to the New York Yankees.
3. Is the most populous, with more than 2.5 million people.
4. Is where LaGuardia and JFK International are located.
5. Until 1975 was known as Richmond Borough.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day! 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 soon!)

Nathan Hale


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