Archive for April, 2012

Thanks to Alphainventions, and Special Thanks to My Readers

April 30, 2012

       Many of you are probably avid blog readers, and I know how difficult it is at times to locate a blog that will interest you.  A guy named Cheru Jackson created Alphainventions.com, then renamed it Refzip, then Plugalink, and now it’s back to Alphainventions.com, designed to provide real-time views of recently updated blogs, and direct traffic to those blogs.  It cycles through views of the blogs every 15 seconds or so, but you can pause it.  And you can also click on the blog’s name to visit it.  It’s a great timesaver, and a great way to keep up with updated blogs.  To those of you who have visited through a referral from Plugalink, welcome, and I hope you continue to visit! 

       Most of all, I extend my thanks to you, my readers, for continuing to return to my blog, for which I’ve recorded more than three million views in the past three years, and I’ve had a single day with more than 20,000 views!  And thanks very much for coming back!

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 (happy birthday, by the way!), http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out! 

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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Everyday Life in New York City

April 29, 2012

       The Metropolitan Diary of the New York Times continues to offer humorous real-life stories and experiences of natives and visitors to New York Citythat 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 rudeness and courtesy at the check-out, homeless humor, and eating pigeons.  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://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/nyregion/rudeness-at-the-checkout-line-and-other-new-york-city-tales.html?_r=1&ref=metropolitandiary

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://alphainventions.com or http://kadency.com – they’re both great sites! 

RandolphMase, 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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

The Enterprise Wows New York City!

April 28, 2012

       Yesterday, the Space Shuttle Enterprise was transported from Washington, DC (where it had been housed at the Smithsonian) to New York’s JFK Airport, and it was an unusual ride:  the shuttle was riding piggyback on top of a modified 747 jet.  Before landing, it made passes by some New York landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum on the west side of Manhattan. 

       In early June the shuttle will be placed on a barge and brought up to the Intrepid, which will be its final resting place.  The display at the Intrepid is scheduled to be opened to the public in mid-July.  You can see part of the flight at http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/04/27/watch-live-space-shuttle-enterprise-flies-by-new-york-city/

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://alphainventions.com or http://kadency.com – they’re both great sites! 

RandolphMase, 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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Animals Gone Wild?

April 27, 2012

       It seems that animals are wreaking havoc with our airline industry.  In the past week or so, 2 planes in the New York area had run-ins with geese, forcing the planes to return to the airport. 

       And then just the other day, a dog in a travel kennel escaped as the kennel was being loaded into the baggage compartment of a plane at LaGuardia airport, and began running down the tarmac.  She was soon surrounded by workers, but would not approach any of them.  When airline employees brought the dog’s owner, who had already boarded, to the puppy, she immediately went to her owner.   Fortunately, nobody was hurt, although several flights were delayed about 20 minutes.  

       Is it animals gone wild?  I don’t know; maybe that’s why we call them wildlife… 

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://alphainventions.com or http://kadency.com – they’re both great sites! 

RandolphMase, 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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

This May Be For You – If You Like Cooking

April 26, 2012

       If you really, really, really like cooking, that is.  It’s the New York Culinary Experience at the International Culinary Center on Broadway in SoHo, this weekend.  You’ll get to cook with – and learn from – some of the top-name chefs around, including sessions called World of Chilies, Eggs Rediscovered, Classic Italian Sweets Refined, and Organic Grains and Heirloom Beans.  And you can even take home the dishes you prepare during the day.

       So what’s up with my statement about really, really, really like to cook?  An individual ticket is about $1,500, including tax.  Although it includes breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception each day, that may be a little rich for some people.  But if it’s not, check it out at http://nyce.nymag.com/index.html

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://alphainventions.com or http://kadency.com – they’re both great sites! 

RandolphMase, 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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Good Are You With a Camera?

April 25, 2012

       I’m sure most of you who own a camera have on occasion taken a picture that turned out better than you expected, even to the point of making you say, “I should be a photographer!”  [For example, the photo above of my son-in-law Matt and grandson Evan, taken by my daughter Jen!]  If that’s happened to you, relax – there is help available!  It’s an e-book called How To Make $5,000 Per Month With Your Camera – Turn Pictures Into Cash! 

       If you have a Kindle, Nook, iPad, Galaxy Tab (which I recently got), or other mobile device, you may want to check it out.  Her are just some of the topics in the book: 

  • Freelance Photography And You
  • Should You Be In Business For Yourself?
  • Weddings
  • Portraits
  • Cards
  • Newspapers
  • Specialty Photography
  • Copyrighting Your Work
  • Establishing Your Business
  • And much more!

       Check it out at http://mallpros.com/store/randolphmase/product/71!   You never know; you could turn your hobby into a business… 

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://alphainventions.com or http://kadency.com – they’re both great sites! 

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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Thanks to Kadency, and Special Thanks to My Readers

April 24, 2012

       Many of you are probably avid blog readers, and I know how difficult it is at times to locate a blog that will interest you.  I found another resource for you at http://kadency.com (this used to be Blogiche), a site that provides real-time views of recently updated blogs, and directs traffic to those blogs.  It cycles through views of the blogs every 10 seconds or so, but you can view the blogroll and click on a blog’s name to visit it.  It’s a great timesaver, and a great way to keep up with updated blogs.  To those of you who have visited through a referral from http://kadency.com (I’ve had more than 7,000 referrals in a single week), welcome, and I hope you continue to visit!

       Most of all, I extend my thanks to you, my readers, for continuing to return to my blog, for which I’ve recorded more than three million views in the past three years, and I’ve had a single day with more than 20,000 views!  And thanks very much for coming back!

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! 

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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Answers To More from New York City – A Trivia Game

April 23, 2012

       Here are the answers to the questions from a board game from the late 1980s called New York City – A Trivia Game that I posted Friday:

  1. How many miles do New York’s 4500 operating buses and 217 routes cover? – 974 miles [today there are 5600 buses and 310 routes]
  2. Do you know what IRT, IND, and BMT were? – Names of former subway lines [standing for Interborough Rapid Transit, Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit, and Independent]
  3. Where would you find New York’s famous beaux arts masterpieces? – Grand Central Station
  4. What is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design? Cooper-Hewitt Museum
  5. The New York subway system is the largest rapid transit system in the world.  How many stops does it have? – 461 stops and 25 free transfer points [by the way, today there are 468 stations and it’s the 7th largest system in the world, based on ridership]

       How did you do?  Stay tuned – more to come…

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://alphainventions.com or http://kadency.com – they’re both great sites! 

RandolphMase, 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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Everyday Life in New York City

April 22, 2012

       The Metropolitan Diary of the New York Times continues to offer humorous real-life stories and experiences of natives and visitors to New York Citythat 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 being Christopher Plummer, harping in Carnegie Hall, and extracting a credit card.  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://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/nyregion/an-actor-falls-short-of-a-star-and-other-new-york-city-tales.html?_r=1&ref=metropolitandiary

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://alphainventions.com or http://kadency.com – they’re both great sites! 

RandolphMase, 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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

April 21, 2012

       A regular feature in Delta’s Sky magazine is called “My Favorite Street,” and explains the reasons for the choice of a local celebrity.  A recent edition included actor John Ortiz’s selection of Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, based on: 

  • Bagel Boy, for the “best bagels in Brooklyn, if not the world”
  • Shore Parkway Greenway, with “views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Lower Manhattan and Statue [of Liberty]”
  • Tanoreen, with great hummus and Eggplant Napoleon
  • Bay Ridge Bicycle World, and independent business
  • Great pizza at Nino’s, Peppino’s, and Casa Calamari.

       Check out Third Avenue in Bay Ridge!

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://alphainventions.com or http://kadency.com – they’re both great sites!

RandolphMase, 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 (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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