I’ve got a group of friends in New York, and we play Bridge together. In the beginning, we might as well have been playing Go Fish for as much as we knew about the ins and outs of Bridge. And while we’re still a little iffy on the particulars of bidding–1 club vs. a club, if you know what I’m saying–we have come an awfully long way considering we’re teaching ourselves (with the occasional guest lecture from one of our moms or aunts whenever she happens to be in town).
Still, we’re proud of our expanding Bridge circle, so if you or anyone you know is interested in learning to play–or in sharing secrets with a bunch of newbies–email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you can shed any light on the old rule that Bridge cards must be ugly, we’re dying to know the story behind this awesomely tacky tradition.