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They are calling it YOGA JONGG and our good friend Leah Feigenbaum of MahJongg Mentor is all part of it! If you are looking for a Zen experience combined with the excitement of our beloved game of Mah Jongg all the while cruising the high seas in the utmost comfort, this is the cruise for you! For more information, contact Aaron Caplan at Aaron@bewelltravel.com.


In honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month I am editing and rerunning a column from about two years ago…here it is:

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 11.48.24 PMThat Lynn Chorn from www.wherethewindsblow.com is one fabulous lady. And, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she carries this terrific Breast Cancer Awareness Mah Jongg Set. 

I own this set and I can promise you that it is special and something that I treasure. It is a great gift for any and everyone, especially those whose lives – or the lives of loved ones – have been touched by breast cancer. 

Check out these wonderful “Find the Cure” Jokers that match the pink glitter tiles of the set:

Breast Cancer Tiles-XL-001And look at everything that comes with this set, including the great pair of dice and pink racks with pushers attached!Breast Cancer Special Value Set (2)BTW, the set also comes with ten regular pink glitter Jokers, just in case you want to use the “Find the Cure” pink ribbon tiles for something else. 

And now Lynn is selling these special dice alone for only $5. What a great gift this is for anyone who has been touched by this disease (and we all know at least one person, don’t we?)


If you are a reader of this column then you know I am a big fan of Gladys Grad, the Grand Master of American Style Mah Jongg, and all she has to teach us about Mah Jongg, both for social games and tournaments.

Her most recent newsletter listed many of the rules for both types of games. I think these are important to know, especially for social games where we do not have a ruling director as we do in tournaments. 
I agree with all of these rules. And, as a courtesy to your friends, please pay attention to #5 – there is no reason to wear perfume/cologne to your MJ game…please be aware of your friends’ sensitivities!


I spoke with Lynn at Where the Winds Blow yesterday and was left speechless when I heard that she lost her entire home during the hurricane. But, to my amazement, Lynn was upbeat and optimistic. She said the good news is that the store was untouched by Harvey and she had just received a huge shipment of new Mah Jongg items for her inventory.

Lynn is an amazing woman – I hope you always will support her for anything you might need Mah Jongg-related and especially right now while she and her family work on building a new place to live. BTW, when I told her that I was going to do a blog on this, she said, “I don’t want anyone to see me as a victim.” As always, Lynn was positive and thankful that nothing happened to the store. She really is wonderful and I consider her to be a very dear friend.

Here is the message she has sent out to the Mah Jongg community:



I just can’t help saying over and over again how much I adore Gladys Grad and all she does for our beloved game of Mah Jongg. Last week she developed a spread sheet of sorts explaining the difference between certain actions in a friendly social game and the same actions in a tournament. And, guess what…there really shouldn’t be a difference because, as Gladys says, that social game set of rules just cost you money! Read on and much thanks to Gladys!!