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Bridge to Somewhere

Enjoy bridge's social aspect—and the payoff for your brain.

JUST BEFORE KATRINA slammed into the Gulf, retired math teacher John Brumfield loaded up his car in New Orleans and drove out of the hurricane's kill zone, to Jackson, MS. And as soon as the weather cleared, Brumfield went back to what he's been doing four or five times a week since college: playing bridge. His bridge partner in Jackson was another New Orleans evacuee, and until he returned home five weeks later the pair played against a couple of Jackson residents. "It's a fun game," says Brumfield. "A very competitive game. I enjoy the logic of it, you could say. And I've made a lot of friends playing bridge. We run around together, do dinner parties and that kind of thing. People in Jackson play in our tournaments in New Orleans, so I knew several people there." … Back to Article

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