How Well Do You Know Queens?

June 27, 2022

One of the categories on an older Jeopardy! episode was “From Queens.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. Paul Simon moved from New Jersey to Queens, where he teamed up with this classmate to form a folk-pop duo.
  2. On TV & in real life, she’s “Nora from Queens,” but you know her better by this name.
  3. This shock jock & self-proclaimed king of all media was born in Queens; his pal Ronnie the Limo Driver was a longtime resident.
  4. This rapper was born Curtis Jackson III in South Jamaica, Queens (but known as Boo-Boo as a child).
  5. He turned down a “close encounter” with Bernie Madoff before playing the man: “I already had a Queens accent, so he couldn’t help me.”

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know New York?

June 20, 2022

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “New York State History” I posted last week:

  1. This capital was founded as Fort Nassau in the early 1600s. – What is Albany?
  2. In 1906 Willis Carrier of the Buffalo Forge Company patented an “apparatus for treating air,” now known as this . – What is an air conditioner?
  3. Said to be the USA’s oldest state park is the one encompassing this natural wonder formed about 12,000 years ago. – What is Niagara Falls?
  4. Making his name as a prosecutor, he was elected governor in 1942, 1946 & 1950 but lost twice for president in that time. – Who is Dewey?
  5. He was the governor of New Netherland before surrendering the region to the British in 1664.  – Who is Stuyvesant?

I got all correct; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

Celebrating Flag Day!

June 14, 2022

I would guess that many of us do not know that today is Flag Day here in the United States.  Established by Congress in 1949, it commemorates the adoption of our national flag by the Second Continental Congress on this date in 1777.  And it’s an opportunity to show our patriotism – if you have an American flag and the weather permits, please display it for all to see.  I think it’s more important now than it has been for a long time, considering the events of the past year.  And if you don’t have a flag, please consider buying one.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know New York?

June 6, 2022

One of the categories on an older Jeopardy! episode was “New York State History.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. This capital was founded as Fort Nassau in the early 1600s.
  2. In 1906 Willis Carrier of the Buffalo Forge Company patented an “apparatus for treating air,” now known as this.
  3. Said to be the USA’s oldest state park is the one encompassing this natural wonder formed about 12,000 years ago.
  4. Making his name as a prosecutor, he was elected governor in 1942, 1946 & 1950 but lost twice for president in that time.
  5. He was the governor of New Netherland before surrendering the region to the British in 1664.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

It’s Memorial Day – A Time to Remember Those Who Sacrificed

May 30, 2022

Many of us think of Memorial Day as another Monday holiday, another day off from work, and baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie.  But the real purpose, as the name implies, is in memory of our men and women who died while in the military service.

This day originated in the late 1860s to honor those who lost their lives in the Civil War.  Americans in many towns began decorating the graves of the deceased with flowers, so the day was originally called Decoration Day. It became the federal holiday of Memorial Day and was expanded to honor all people who lost their lives while serving in the US military.  One tradition of which you may not be aware is a moment of remembrance at 3:00 pm local time.  Please take advantage of that opportunity today.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know New York City?

May 23, 2022

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Dining Out in New York” I posted last week:

  1. You’ll find Wo Hop & Hop Kee on Moss Street, the heart of this area. – What is Chinatown?
  2. We suspect vodka lovers more than tea afficionados gravitate to this restaurant dating back to 1927. – What is the Russian Tea Room?
  3. Enjoy the Raw Bar at the Oyster Bar, an institution at this transportation hub since 1913. – What is Grand Central Station?
  4. Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse has pitchers of this liquid fat; the word can also mean “sentimentality.” – What is Schmaltz?
  5. Robert DeNiro co-owns this grill named for the neighborhood it’s in.  – What is the Tribeca Grill?

I got four correct (I was never big on liquid fat); how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know New York City?

May 16, 2022

One of the categories on an older Jeopardy! episode was “Dining Out in New York.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. You’ll find Wo Hop & Hop Kee on Moss Street, the heart of this area.
  2. We suspect vodka lovers more than tea afficionados gravitate to this restaurant dating back to 1927.
  3. Enjoy the Raw Bar at the Oyster Bar, an institution at this transportation hub since 1913.
  4. Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse has pitchers of this liquid fat; the word can also mean “sentimentality.”
  5. Robert DeNiro co-owns this grill named for the neighborhood it’s in.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

Final days…

May 12, 2022

…to get a copy of my newest mystery for $.99!

Good News – Death Under Jones Beach, my 6th Matthew Hogan Mystery, has been published in Kindle format!  And I can use your help.  One of the steps in the publishing process I’ve used is to obtain verified reviews (verified only means that the person who submits the review actually bought the book).  So, if you read books on Kindle, like mysteries, and appreciate a quick, easy read, please consider buying my book and leaving a review on Amazon.com.  You don’t have to read the entire book (although it is short); you can leave a review based upon a chapter or two, if you prefer.  To help you, I’ve reduced the price to just $.99 for the next two weeks.  Click here to buy my book and leave your review.  Thanks for your help!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (now available!)

Nathan Hale

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 8, 2022

Each year, we celebrate Mother’s Day here in the United States (and Canada as well) on the second Sunday in May.  But do you know the history of this holiday?  Actually, it depends on the country.  For example, the United Kingdom’s version called Mothering Sunday actually started in the 16th century, and occurs on the fourth Sunday in Lent.  In South Korea, they celebrate Parents’ Day each year on May 8 (did you also know that we also have a Parents’ Day here in the US, signed into law in 1994 by President Clinton and observed on the fourth Sunday of July?).  The Mother’s Day as we celebrate it in the US today was officially recognized in 1914 after years of effort by activist Anna Jarvis.  And it’s observed by about 70 countries around the world.  Although it is highly commercialized today (lots and lots of cards and flowers and meals), the original intent was to honor our mothers, living or not.  This photo is my mother, taken shortly before I was born.  To all mothers out there, I hope your special day is indeed special.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (just published!)

Nathan Hale

Death Under Jones Beach is Here!

May 4, 2022

Good News – Death Under Jones Beach, my 6th Matthew Hogan Mystery, has been published in Kindle format!  And I can use your help.  One of the steps in the publishing process I’ve used is to obtain verified reviews (verified only means that the person who submits the review actually bought the book).  So, if you read books on Kindle, like mysteries, and appreciate a quick, easy read, please consider buying my book and leaving a review on Amazon.com.  You don’t have to read the entire book (although it is short); you can leave a review based upon a chapter or two, if you prefer.  To help you, I’ve reduced the price to just $.99 for the next two weeks.  Click here to buy my book and leave your review.  Thanks for your help!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – 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!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

https://www.amazon.com/author/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head

Death Under Jones Beach (just published!)

Nathan Hale


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