THE MONTHLY QUESTION

Chantal (Mar. ‘18) comments on our new question, “The best thing about having children is…” She says, “I honestly enjoy my two sons as the adults they’ve become! Since I don’t seem to have the ‘shopping gene’ many women do, I’d rather go off with my sons to a pub, have a beer and watch […]

THE NINEPATCH WEB SITE

In 2017 we didn’t make any major changes to the site, www. Ninepatch9.org. It is worth noting that it is now, comprised of over 1600 pages –including back issues. According to the web site statistics trackers, we had 15, 863 visits. The majority were US users, although you may be surprised to hear that the […]

OUR 2018 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

Carol (Mar.’18) commented on her experience after playing our 2018 game. She says, “I stopped reading to draw my bird after the game’s question, ‘What color is the bird when you wake up the fifth day?’ My drawing is a pink parakeet with an extra long tail.  (I swear I didn’t read Frances’ answer first!)  […]

OUR 2018 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

Georgene (Jan.’18) played our game of changing bird colors. Before reporting on her ending she said, “Frances mentioned she had a green parakeet when she was a girl. I had a green parakeet, too. It’s name was Nippers!” The game’s scenario is from authors Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito’s Kokology, The Game of Self-Discovery. In […]

OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

June Poucher (Feb. ‘18) comments on our question, “I remember my grandparents …” She writes, “I remember my maternal grandparents with fondness and respect. My granddaddy was a quiet, rather shy family man who raised cattle and citrus. He was highly respected, known for “his word is his bond” reputation. My grandmother was a high […]

FORUM (From Readers to Other Readers)

Dear Palma, Your letter in the February issue of Ninepatch riveted me.  Your willingness to be open and share your story and your journey is a huge gift to us readers of Ninepatch.   For days I couldn’t put my thoughts and feelings into words.  Please know that you have my care and concern.  I […]

OUR 2018 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

LindaSue (See her letter in AROUND THE FRAME.) responded to our Self-Discovery game included in the December 2017 issue. She writes, “I played the “Blue Bird” 2017 Holiday Game. I saw a white bird! (A sign of peace.) I see the bird’s colors different from the Japanese psychologists. I see the blue bird is a […]

OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

“I remember my grandparents… ” This month, Frances, Editor writes, “ I remember my father’s mother, Elizabeth. She had a great influence on my childhood. Before I started school, and later Saturdays she “kept” me while Mother and Daddy worked. Gramma Elizabeth loved me, but did not play with me. She cleaned, washed, cooked and […]

2018 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

Malaina (See her “… Country Childhood” in FABRICS) says, “When I read this game, the first color that came to me for the bird flying out the window was gold.” About this choice Japanese psychologists Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito say, “Those who said the bird turns golden can be described as fearless. You don’t’ […]

OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

“One of my favorite simple pleasures is…” This month, Christa (Dec. ‘17) shares her thoughts. “One of my favorite simple pleasures is waking up before my family. I have fifteen minutes to myself every morning to watch the sun come up and sip my coffee without anyone making demands on me. This time alone gives […]