I wish to compliment you on your recent article about the side benefits children receive when they have fun at learning and playing bridge.
I am, of course, referring to the educational value of developing logical thought processes, as well as communication and social skills, while just doing what children of all ages love to do -- playing a game.
You also are correct that systematic puzzle-solving (which is what bridge is really all about) keeps older people's minds sharp, just as it helps children's minds to become even sharper.
The volunteers of the Hilton Head Island Bridge Club who make this happen deserve the recognition you gave them; your paper also deserves recognition for covering it so well.
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Peter KordaHilton Head Island