Tomorrow I will be speaking at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami. And don’t forget – after my presentation we will be playing Mah Jongg in the café – I hope to see you there!
On Sunday I will be speaking at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami. I hope to see you there! And be sure to join us after my presentation as we will be playing Mah Jongg in the café!
Starting today I am speaking a number of venues in Florida about my book, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game. I will post venues and times over the next few days for those of you who might be able to join me.
Today, if you are in the Naples area, I am speaking this morning at 10:30 AM at the Miromar Design Center located at 10800 Corkscrew Road, I-75, Exit 123, in Estero; this event is open to the public. If you are able to attend, please come up to introduce yourself to me – I am so excited to meet you in person! Several of the other talks are being given at private venues but perhaps you might belong or have a friend who can bring you: The Club at Mediterra is this afternoon and the Naples Yacht Club is tomorrow. I hope to see you at one – or all – of these events! And special thanks to my dear friend, Charlotte Tarr, for making this possible!
Today I leave for Florida – with special thanks to my dear friend, Charlotte Tarr, for working so tirelessly to get amazing venues for me in Naples – for a series of lectures and book signings on my book, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game. I will post venues and times over the next few days for those of you who might be able to join me.
If you are in the area, I hope you will come hear my talks. And please come up to introduce yourselves to me – I am so excited to meet you in person! Several of the talks are being given at private luncheons but the first one is open to the public and is tomorrow at 10:30 AM at the Miromar Design Center located at 10800 Corkscrew Road, I-75, Exit 123, in Estero. I hope to see you there!
There is a fierce (some are calling it “historic”) storm – a Nor’easter – raging in New York right now. I was supposed to be speaking at the 92nd Street Y today but that has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 12th. I think we need some humor and some beauty in today’s posting so here it is – enjoy!
I received a message last week from our friend Diane after I posted a photo of S1’s dining room table festively decorated with tulips and thoughts of spring. I thought I would share Diane’s wonderful musings with you, especially for those of you suffering through this chilly winter…nothing like a flower to bring some warming thoughts of spring…
I enjoyed your blog today, especially the flowers. I think all mah jongg players love flowers; both tile flowers and garden flowers. With the sparkle and glow of Chanukah gelt and candles, I gave each of our Mah Jongg group an amaryllis bulb to plant. We had great fun comparing the progress of the growth of each, and had a great laugh over the one who planted hers upside down. That one was named “Corrigan” for “Wrong Way Corrigan” of past football fame. Others were named “Audrey III” (after the man-eating plant in Little Shop of Horrors”) Wimpy, Hope, Jack (for Jack in the Beanstalk), etc. The first to bloom received the Golden Pot Award; a small flower pot painted gold and planted with a small succulent. She named it “Gilda”.
Now in the gray month of January, we are enjoying bright blossoms to cheer us. Like your tulips, we too are reminded that Spring will come.
As for The Game, last week we had a thrilling day. With several of us close to winning, the hostess picked up the last tile for a Mahj! Unbelievable!! It goes to show, the game’s not over til the last tile has been played.
I just thought you might enjoy this.
I just heard again from Diane who added this message, which made me laugh out loud:
The amaryllis name that I forgot to mention was Seymour. I was notified today that he is just beginning to bloom. I didn’t name that one. One of our group named it. Mine is Wimpy for being so slow to get started. It is also the shortest one. There is more to the story of Seymour. He was very slow to grow. Then the husband cut himself shaving, and dropped a few drops of blood into the plant. It grew 2″ overnight. Ha! Talk about laughs.
I am sure you have seen “Little Shop of Horrors” and can appreciate these crazy stories.
Thanks again for all you do for the mahj world.
Thanks to Diane for sharing all of this – it is too good!
UPDATE: DUE TO THE IMPENDING STORM IN NYC, THE TALK AT THE 92ND STREET Y HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH AT NOON – HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Don’t forget, If you happen to be in New York tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27th, please come to the 92nd Street Y at noon where I will be giving a talk on Mah Jongg followed by a book signing. I would love to see you there!
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