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EXCITING NEWS!

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I am delighted to announce some very exciting news. A new publication,THE MAHJONG COLLECTOR, a quarterly print magazine, is about to be launched by a group of people I revere and consider to be dear friends. They are experts in all things Mah Jongg and, even though the first issue has not been released just yet, I promise you that it is going to be fabulous.

And so, I am delighted to announce the collaboration of Mahjong historian, Michael Stanwick, along with mahjong researchers/collectors Bill Price, Tony Watson, Ray Heaton and Katherine Hartman, on this new mahjong magazine for collectors.

The quarterly print magazine will be out in early 2015. Through email they will let you know when they have more subscription information available.  If interested in subscribing to the magazine, please send your email to this address: subscriptions@mahjongcollector.com

THE MAHJONG COLLECTOR’s Mission Statement: “The purpose of this magazine is, firstly…
To provide a platform for Mahjong Collectors and enthusiasts to share their knowledge, skills and expertise of the history, materials, and the underlying symbolism of the designs on the tiles and, secondly… To provide a platform for showcasing the variety, beauty and the collector’s passion for Mahjong sets that will stimulate discussion about these elements of the game.”

They will be contacting collectors in the future, for interviews and to be featured as Guest Collectors.

I know that these five wonderful people all thank you in advance for your interest in their new venture; I hope you will respond to their request for subscription information by sending in your email address to subscriptions@mahjongcollector.com.

MAH JONGG WEDNESDAY RECIPES

The recipes for this Mah Jongg Wednesday with the OMs were easy and fun to make. The menu was Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Condiments, Chicken Salad with Feta and Artichoke Hearts, and Yogurt Parfaits with Cherries and Pistachios.

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MAH JONGG WEDNESDAY

My turn to host again and of course you all know how much I love to do this! It is always so much fun for me to have the OMs over for good food, great laughs, and lots of Mah Jongg. And yesterday was no different…

Lunch started out with Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Condiments (a Barefoot Contessa recipe, of course!)  followed by a basic chicken salad mixed with feta cheese and artichokes (as always, recipes and photos will follow tomorrow).

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And then game play began! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Mah Jongg set we used today was the Pink Ribbon/Breast Cancer set. We played today in memory of my mom who died from breast cancer so many years ago. This very special set came from Where the Winds Blow, in case you would like to have one, too. We all just love this set! Here is a photo of the pretty pink glitter tiles and the special Pink Ribbon Jokers that you order separately:

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MISSED OUT…

Because of some other commitments, I missed out on meeting up in New Orleans with about twenty of my online Mah Jongg friends for a four-day fun fest. I have been keeping up with what went on and I know I missed a really special time (along with those beignets…or should I say, what was left of them!).

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MAH JONGG AND LIFE…

Life Magazine, that is. From the April 24th, 1924 issue…”Pa and Ma Jongg!”10712780_303828996487023_7080436865341349415_n