In September 2019, we saw the World Bridge Team Championships taking place in Wuhan, China.
Right now, circa January 2020, the area of Wuhan has made news for an entirely different reason: A serious outbreak of a type of Coronavirus which appears to have originated in Wuhan – and has rapidly spread to other areas of China and other parts of the world, including the United States and Europe.
Wuhan has been hard hit by cases to the point where there is a reported shortage of test kits for the Coronavirus.
There has been a lot of travel for bridge players (and non-bridge players) to affected areas, especially with bridge players representing their country in the event and heading back home.
It’s a dangerous condition to anyone, and becomes even more dangerous if you have a compromised immune system by default: Showing symptoms like a fever or cough means you should have yourself checked.
I’ve previously written about immune systems and bridge for the daily BBO Prime Column. It rings eerily true now, and remains important. Click to read 7 Important Facts About Immune Systems and Bridge.
Information about the Coronavirus and the associated symptoms can be found at this page from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Remember: Being informed is staying safe.
Accessibility is one of the most important things for promoting the written word, and sometimes this can mean having your books read to you instead.
I’m both happy and thankful to say that the book Out-of-Work to Making Money is now available as an audiobook release on Audible – and features great stories by writers and professionals (other than me!) who worked their way out of a financial or career-related rut in creative ways.
It’s a great book to get if you want to know more about practical job-seeking from personal perspectives – including more about techniques like cold calling and how to make them work.
Click here for more information on the Audible release and how to get a copy.
You can also click here to see other versions of the book, available on Amazon.
WritersWeekly.com is a rich resource for any writer or freelancer.
I’m proud to say that Scaring for Pay: 10 Paying Horror Markets for Writers made it to the #10 spot for one of the most read articles during 2019!
There is is, right there, alongside some pretty great articles about writing.
Click here for the entire list, and thanks to everyone who has continued reading, sharing and writing!
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From Trump: The Game to Donald Trump’s Real Estate Tycoon, here’s a look at every Donald Trump-themed board game ever made – and maybe why they shouldn’t have been…
Read the Article on Great Bridge Links!
Any fans of documentaries, fans of acting, fans of Shameless and fans of actor Jim Hoffmaster and filmmaker Jane Rosemont should keep an eye on ACTING LIKE NOTHING IS WRONG, a film coming in 2020.
I was lucky enough to interview Jim at the beginning of the year.
Click here for the official website, or click here to read my earlier 2019 interview with Jim!
If you’ve ever wondered about the illegal use of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, here’s the essential piece to read.
Illicit transactions happen, scams exist, and electronic tokens don’t come with the same safeguards as money kept in bank accounts.
Read the article here on Moneyweb.