Ninepatch OnLine Magazine is the monthly publication of a non-profit organization by the same name. In the pages of this Ninepatch magazine, women – and the men who support them – share their spiritual journeys and life experiences through letters, essays, poetry, book reviews and more. Ninepatch offers a forum where contributors can be heard and enjoy an atmosphere of sharing and acceptance. Such sharing is vital in helping everyone find their place in an eternal spiritual circle where all know and are known.

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Dear E-Readers, 

    Greetings from sunny (for now) North Florida. Like spring weather everywhere, rain is part of our formula. We are due to have at least three days of  the wet stuff  later this week.
Precipitation is commonly a part of weather change for those of us who experience  cold and warm fronts — mostly those of us who do not live on the West Coast.
Perhaps you will see signs of change in a few of our stories, poems and letters this month. Sometimes there is a subtle connection. 
Wishing you a pleasant reading experience.


Frances Fritzie



Weekly May 2019 topics for comment:

Week 1: “The most dangerous thing I would like to try to do would be…”

Week2: “I learned about sex from…”

Week 3: “Growing up, my family celebrated birthdays by…”

Week 4: “The animal my personality most resembles is…”

Week 5: “I wish I had more…”


Ninepatch Birthdays for April:

Linda Rosenthal 10

Joyce 16

Lynn D. 17

James 19

Patience 26

Bookworm 28




Ninepatch is updating our web site and looking for additional writers. We want weekly bloggers, monthly comments and occasional small pieces. We are even thinking about short stories!


Contact Editor, Frances.


Ninepatch is a non-profit. Every person who works for us– including Frances—is a volunteer. No one is paid. However, we do have business expenses. Paper, ink, software, labels, and Internet connections, are a few.

While e- readers see color, our paper readers seldom do. It’s too expensive. Yet, due to mailing costs and postage, they bear the brunt of “donation-for-service.” (Financially speaking, E- readers ride their coat-tails.)

If you enjoy reading our magazine and have not already made a donation for 2016, kindly consider making one. $5 is not too small.

We have a Paypal account, or you can send a check to our mailing address:

1014 NW 52nd Ter.

Gainesville, Fl. 32605

Thanks to those of you who support our outreach though coin-of-the-realm, service and prayers. Special thanks to our Board of Directors: Christa and Georgene, our membership coordinator: Dottie, our proofreaders: June and James and the sticky note writers: Leigh, James and Georgene. We appreciate their service.

Of course, you who contribute letters, stories, poems and drawings are the lifeblood of the newsletter and we are especially thankful for you!

Those who give in any way know the greatest return. Hence the old saying, “You reap what you sow.”

Editor, Frances


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