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Welcome to The Bridges of Manhattan County, a blog about life, laughter, and the pursuit of whoever you want to be!

What is bridge?

Bridge, also known as "contract bridge," is a card game.

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What is life?

How the hell are we supposed to know? That's the purpose of this blog, is it not? That's what we're ALL trying to figure out...

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Who are we?

We are bridge players. Who are you?

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The Zombie Apocalypse

Today was a sad day for America… Unfortunately, I cannot call us the United States of America because united we are not ever since Donald Dump was “elected” President. I’m angry!  No.  Scratch that.  I’m fucking pissed!  Fucking furious even!  And you should be too. What happened today in Charlottesville, Virginia is not just awful, but it is cowardice.  Our […]

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How Harry Potter Changed My Life

  I’m not a reader. In high school, I was so slow at reading that I had to take courses to learn how to read faster. I used my fingers to keep my focus on the page, but even techniques like this didn’t work for me. I was soooooooo slow that I even had a note from reading specialists that […]

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She Was More Than Just a Princess

I can’t…I seriously can’t… I’m devastated! But I feel this needs to be said… My Facebook feed right now, is full of Star Wars photos.  Normally, I would be jumping for joy at the announcement of a new movie or trailer, but as you may have already heard, our beloved Carrie Fisher has become one with the Force (and the […]

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A New Age of Hate

I know. I know… I KNOW!!! After an Election Day that will most likely go down in the history books, we all expected a different outcome.  And when I say “all of us,” I mean ALL OF US… Democrats.  Republicans.  Experts.  Analysts.  News outlets.  Social media.  Dogs.  Cats.  God.  I think even Trump himself expected to lose. But he didn’t… And […]

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My Life Was Changed By Russ Weatherford

Today, August 10th (8/10) at 8:10am, I lost another dear friend, Russ Weatherford.  That’s my third loved one lost in less than a year’s time!  But after fighting pancreatic cancer for almost a year and a half, and after another six months of unknown pain even before that, I am almost certain that Russ is resting peacefully without pain and where […]

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Why I’m Playing Pokemon Go

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new app available for our iPhone and Android devices.  Excuse me if I pronounce it incorrectly, but it’s called Poke–poka–pokaman–awwww, who am I kidding?  I’ve been waiting for this app all year! It’s called Pokemon GO! And let me guess?  You’re playing it, too, aren’t you? Now, for those of you wondering: What […]

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I Can’t Stop Crying

Today marks “yet another” sad day in American history… As many of you already know, just shortly after 2am in the morning on Sunday, June 12th, a gunman opened fire at Pulse, a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  Claiming the lives of 50 men and women and injuring over 50 more, some will say the gunman did this for his faith. […]

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Magical Moments

How many of my readers live in New York City? As some of you may know, living here can be rough, and even that is an understatement.  Any daily commute is crowded.  The subways smell like piss.  Some of the people can be even worse.  So many New Yorkers feel “entitled” simply because they live in one of the most expensive cities […]

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Losing Loved Ones

Prince. Dana Lorge. Robert Sambursky. All were lost too soon… Someone the whole world knew. Someone a large community knew. And someone I knew. All were lost too soon… It always amazes me when people take the death of a celebrity so personally.  Most of us never knew the celebrity that died, and yet, some of us feel as though we lost a […]

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I Found a Literary Agent!

Today, I got one step closer to publishing my children’s book! Wait, what!?  You didn’t know that I wrote a children’s book!? Well, I did.  And it’s awesome!  And yes, I get it.  I’m bias.  But even so, my story is current and classic all at the same [once upon a] time. I actually wrote this story years ago.  One of […]

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