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Neat hand from Buffalo

Bridge hand: 3NT by East

Bridge hand: 3NT by East

Shona opend 1D in the West. 2S by North and take-out double by me. 3D by Shona, and 3NT closed the auction.

Opening lead 6C, East pitched a heart and I won the 8C in my hand.

So it looks like 4 hearts, 2 spades, ace of diamonds and 1 club = 8 top tricks. After some thought, I realized I could cash 4 hearts and keep playing spades until North wins, having no clubs and no hearts left they will be forced to lead into the AQ of diamonds, for tricks 8 and 9.

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Quote from You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and Allthe Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself

Describing soldiers facing combat in Vietnam in The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien wrote, “They were afraid of dying but even more afraid to show it,” adding later, “They carried the soldier’s greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to.”

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Quote from Wherever I Wind Up

As 2007 goes on, more and more God helps me see and believe that it is time for me to stake out my own knuckleballing turf.

Lol, you think good gives a fuck about your knuckleball?

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Quote from Wherever I Wind Up

Maybe I should just end it now. Maybe it’s time for me to stop all this pain once and for all.

I think about options. Carbon monoxide? That’s a possibility. We just built a new garage; the old carport would’ve had too much fresh air.

A knife or a gun? Not in a million years. I don’t like blades or bullets.

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Quote from Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

We all know deep down it doesn’t make us happy, to be endlessly working to buy shiny consumer objects we have seen in advertisements. But we keep doing it, day after day. It in fact occupies most of our time on earth. We could slow down. We could work less and buy less. It would prevent the environment—our habitat—from being systematically destroyed. But we don’t do it, because we are isolated in our individual cages. In that environment, the idea of consuming less, in fact, fills us with panic. All this stuff, Bruce believes, is filling the hole where normal human connection should be.

Well said!

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These old black-and-white photos were colorized by artificial intelligence

This is really neat:

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Interesting point. Perhaps time to rescind religious tax shelters

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Delta Don whats that Rose?

The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman, #2)The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Within the context of a sequel, this book is top notch. It is interesting and reverberates all the charm of the first book. I love the crisp simple writing style, and the development of the characters. Despite the story having the predictable path of any romantic comedy, the author does a terrific job meandering along that direct path.

In combination with the first book, the story and characters deserve a place on everyone's bookshelf.

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Watch “Saudi TV Host Nadine Al-Budair: The Terrorists Emerged from Our Schools and Universities” on YouTube

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Quote from The Beginning of Infinity

As the ancient philosopher Heraclitus remarked, ‘No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.’


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