As a teenager, Bill taught himself to play bridge from a Charles Goren book, played fraternity bridge in college (don’t ask) and then ignored the game for over 40 years. When he retired from medical practice in 2008, he took up the game again, partnering with his wife, Marsha, who had played duplicate since high school and is the real bridge player of the family. After adjusting to the many changes which had occurred since the 60s, he began playing regularly at local clubs. He is currently a bronze life master. When not playing bridge he enjoys downhill skiing (it helps speed up his bridge game and be a bit reckless) and practicing tai chi (it helps him slow down, relax and focus on his game).