The Day of the Dead

       Tomorrow is yet another holiday…in Mexico this time.    

       In the course of writing this blog, I’ve learned a lot about Halloween.  I also learned a lot about November 2, known in some cultures as All Souls Day.  In Mexico, it’s a holiday called The Day of the Dead.  According to a friend of mine in Mexico City, the day celebrates our relatives that have passed away, so that we do remember them.  In fact, it’s part of the Mexican culture to laugh in front of Death today, and the photo above is one of an office decoration that my friend sent to me.  He said the most famous celebration in Mexicotoday is in MichoacánState, at Janitzio and nearby PatzcuaroLake, with many people attending the ceremony at night.  You can read more about it, and see more photos, at   

       However you do it, it’s very worthwhile to remember and celebrate our ancestors… 

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,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!  

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer 

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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