Monthly Archives: January 2016


From Anchorage, Alaska (get it? so cool…) comes this wonderful photo from our friend JoAnn. I am thrilled that our book, Mah Jongg The Art of the Game, can be found everywhere!!!IMG_3883


You might remember the blog posting from last week about our friend Audrey’s cats playing late-night Mah Jongg. Well, it appears that Audrey isn’t the only one with MJ-loving kitties. Our dear friend Stuart in Seattle sent me the following: “Ann, I suppose you’ll now be inundated with cat pics. Here is Nathan waiting for the tiles (Photo 3) and his predecessor Izzy waiting for the other players.”Mahjong IzzyMahj-Izzy 2Mah Jongg nathan20160127_054928_resizedMy doggie Lizzie couldn’t care less when the MJ tiles come spilling out. But I certainly never knew that Mah Jongg could be a “catty” game…


I am so excited about this Stay Strong and Mahj On upcoming event including lunch and Mah Jongg on April 14 at the beautiful – and delicious – Sarabeth’s!  Linda Feinstein is the honorary chair plus we have the best benefit committee! I hope all of you in the tri-state area will attend what promises to be a fun and memorable afternoon.

Please go here to register: we are limited to 100 attendees and you won’t want to miss out.  Great prizes and raffle items along with knowing that your donation is benefitting a wonderful breast cancer charity!

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And much thanks to our dear friend, Lynn Chorn of www.wherethewindsblow.comfor all of her very generous support and caring.


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My dear friend Audrey sent me the following message…I’m still laughing!Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 5.41.45 PM

“I have a funny story to tell you.  Last night I took out my set to lay out the hands.  I went to sleep and kept hearing clicking and clacking all night.  My husband woke up and said, ‘You have two really smart cats.’  I asked why and he told me the cats were playing Mah Jongg.  Lo and behold, they had taken the stopper off the betting chips, had jettisoned the chips and the tiles everywhere, and had even thrown the dice! LOL!  You can’t make this stuff up!”Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 5.41.19 PM




I received a truly interesting question yesterday and wanted to share it with you to receive your answers and comments. I will post them in a few days…

Here’s the question –
We have a player that no one wants to play with.  Unfortunately she’s a neighbor & no one wants to hurt her feelings.  When it is her turn she takes forever to make her play. It disrupts the flow of the game.  Is there a time limit for each player?  Thank you.

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Our wonderful friend DeeDee sent this fun photo to me – I love when someone wins with this SINGLES AND PAIRS concealed hand of FF 2015 2015 2015! I wonder how many of you have been able to complete this hand… IMG_00000955