Goren On Bridge

Larry’s patience

After a slightly pushy auction, Hard Luck Louie found himself at the helm in four hearts. He captured the opening club lead with dummy’s queen, led a club to his ace, and ruffed a club in dummy. He cashed dummy’s ace of trumps and just needed to get back to his hand to lead another round of trumps. He cashed […]



There’s More to the Story

Help hatchlings home Help hatchlings home by leaving them alone. That’s what beachgoers should remember if they encounter sea turtle hatchlings emerging from nests and clambering toward the water. From now through the end of October, sea turtle hatchlings are breaking out of their eggs, digging out of nests and making their way across beaches to begin their lives in […]

The Samurai Of Puzzles

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit www.sudoku.org.uk


ARIES (March 21-April 19): The harder you the faster you can pound in the nail. Focus efforts on constructive activities but put your love life on the back burner in the week to come. Some relationships may face an uphill battle. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Sometimes there is less than meets the eye. Don’t read too much into minor rifts […]

The Case of the Balky Banker

An FBI Story

In February 1974 an alarming midmorning call came into the Phoenix FBI field office. It originated from the bank manager’s office in one of the First National Bank’s numerous Phoenix branch offices. Within an hour, the entire field office had been called in. As the case agent gave us the details, it was evident that large scale extortion was underway […]

‘The Last Time We Say Goodbye’ by Cynthia Hand


“It’s like the universe is giving me this opportunity. If I believed in that sort of thing.” “The Last Time We Say Goodbye” is every reason I love to laugh and hate to cry. I’m torn in two about how I feel about this book, this storyline, and the conclusion, but I loved it and I think it’s a book […]

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’- The Wall Crawler Returns in a New Cinematic Universe!


It’s been three years since everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood Spider- Man swung across the big screen, and now he returns for a new and fresh start; for the second time. Yes, just like the 2012 “The Amazing Spider-Man,” the 2017 “Spider- Man: Homecoming” is a movie that presses the “restart” button on the whole franchise. However, what makes “Spider-Man: Homecoming” […]

Goren On Bridge

Did we say defense is hard?

The opening diamond lead was an obvious singleton, so South rose with dummy’s ace and stopped to make a plan. He was off three top tricks, so he couldn’t afford to lose a diamond ruff. There was no way to prevent a diamond ruff if East held the ace of trumps, so South had to place West with that card. […]