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The Aces on Bridge: Saturday, January 1st, 2022


A V Ramana RaoJanuary 17th, 2022 at 2:57 pm

Hi Dear Mr Wolff
Very instructive hand. Even doubledummy, it would be difficult for an average player to spot the winning line.
And perhaps Middleton’s quote could even read : A really quiet life can come only after substantial hardwork

Iain ClimieJanuary 17th, 2022 at 3:46 pm


In today’s era of mass communications, the quiet life is difficult to manage at all. Turning off the laptop and mobile (cell) phone for a while can work though.



A V Ramana RaoJanuary 17th, 2022 at 4:24 pm

Hi lain
Perhaps quiet life should be interpreted in a different perspective gadgets notwithstanding

bobbywolffJanuary 17th, 2022 at 5:02 pm


Yes hard work for even when numbers come naturally, much more so, when they do not.

Quiet life used to be thought of as romantic and close to perfect, but now it may be concentrated
on getting rid of this awful pandemic.

bobbywolffJanuary 17th, 2022 at 5:17 pm

Hi Iain,

It is thought by some that “life is what you make it”.

Possibly true and I’ve happily never owned a
“cell phone”, but merely owning a computer (of course, necessary to me) is difficult enough, but without which, since our really special group is not exactly, at my age, within walking distance, at least would have been deprived of meeting up with you and so many other wondrous wannabe lifetime friends.