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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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Getting Married

Today is my husband’s and my anniversary. Thank you. Two years in and we’re still going strong!  (Check back with me in another two years though….Just Kidding!) Seriously though, the reason I’m so excited is because we have FINALLY reached the planning stages of our wedding reception!  Yup, that’s right.  We’ve been married for two years, together for three, and […]

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I’m With Her, But I’m Also With Him…

No.  I’m not bi.  Well, maybe.  But I sort of think EVERYONE is bi, just on different degrees.  But we’ll save all that for a whole other post… No.  I’m talking Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders. Yes.  I think Hillary Clinton should be our next President of the United States. Yes.  I know she’s said some things in the past […]

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Leap Day

It’s Leap Day! It also happened to be bridge night. Now, I’m not usually one to take extra advantage of Leap Day, but to some, today is an extra day to do something–anything–so long as it’s a positive activity.  Do something MORE.  Do something you might never do on the boring other 365 days of the year.  The expression, “Seize […]

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Family Comes Around

This week at bridge, one of our regulars had quite a remarkable story to share… To start, I will refer to this friend as Sean. Sean is a doctor who grew up in the south.  Sean comes from a very religious background.  Sean, however, is gay, and his family doesn’t necessarily approve. Sean has a wonderful husband.  Both Sean and […]

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What To Do When Things Get Normal

I just realized that I forgot to post last week.  Oops… But why?  Why did I forget to post?  Bridge was fun as always.  But did we talk about anything different and unique?  At this point, I forget.  Which makes me think… Are things just “normal” right now?  Am I in a rut? Yes.  And no.  (My favorite answer!) Yes, […]

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In Loving Memory of Marie Bernard

I had to miss bridge this week.  I don’t like skipping bridge, but every now and then a work meeting comes up, or I have to schedule a meeting with my illustrator (I’m currently writing a children’s book). This Monday, however, I had to ditch bridge so that I could travel home to Boston…for a funeral.  I know you’re gonna ask […]

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The Change Up

This week, our 90-years-young host was on vacation, so one of the other couples graciously decided to host bridge at their place.  The appetizers were just as delicious.  The conversations were just as delightful.  The only thing different was the atmosphere, and this one just so happened to include the most adorable dog one will ever meet. My husband and […]

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The First Post

Hello, readers.  My name’s…oh wait.  I swore not to share names. Ok then, where do I begin? Hopefully by now, you have a sense of what I want to get out of this blog.  One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2016 is to “write more,” but that just sounds lame.  Blogging appears to be the craze this day and age […]

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Welcome to our bridge blog!

About 8 years ago, I decided to do what every typical mid-20s actor in their life does…I moved to the mecha of all actors…the fabulous, gross, beautiful, grungy, never-a-dull-moment, New York City! Little did I know that only a few years later I would be playing bridge (for those of you reading this who are my age, bridge is a […]

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