Holiday GIFT for 2017 – a self-discovery game

And for you  faithful readers, attached is our Holiday GIFT for 2017!  It’s another self-discovery game!  Don’t start shaking your head yet.  No drawing is required to play.  Simply give the situation presented a thought, make a choice and see what a Japanese psychologist team has to say about it. Of course, My response is […]

THE MONTHLY QUESTION

This month, our Ninepatch treasurer, Georgene (Sept. ‘17) comments on our question, “If you could wake up every morning and look out your bedroom window at the perfect view, what would that be?” Georgene says, “If I could wake up every morning and look out my bedroom window to see  any kind of nature vista, […]

OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

This month Kay comments on, “My parents told me I was a ___ baby.” She says, “My mother told me I was a colicky baby when I was born. While my father served in the South Pacific during World War II, my mother lived with my father’s parents. Mother said my grandfather enjoyed holding me, […]

OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

Frances, Editor recalls a family story to illustrate, our question for November, “My parents told me I was a ___ baby.” Frances says, “ “My parents do not remember me as a baby. Daddy was overseas fighting in’The Islands’ during WWII when I was born. He did not meet me in the flesh until I […]

OUR 2017 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

LindaSue (July ‘17) shares her soul-game experience. “I chose number 1 –mostly. The soul is the same size as its body was in life. But, as in 4, the soul is also like a cloud or a vapor, a spirit without definite form. I do believe in heaven and hell. ‘… to be absent from […]

MONTHLY QUESTION

I remember my first paying job! Like Frances, I consider my first formal employment as my first job. My folks did not want me to work in high school so my first job came in my freshman fall of college. My sister-in-law arranged it. I became a front desk clerk at a hotel that primarily […]

2017 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

Our Self-Discovery Game, is called “The Greatest Mystery.” Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito, authors of Kokology, The Game of Self-Discovery, posed a scenario where one is asked to imagine one’s soul after death. Choices were ‘1) …same size and shape as in life, 2)… retains human form but expands 3)…tiny and human-shaped, like a fairy […]

THE MONTHLY QUESTION

Editor’s note: I neglected to include either old or new Monthly Question in the June issue. My apologies. For July our question is: “My first paying job was…” My aunt and uncle gave me money when I occasionally babysat for my younger cousins. However that’s not the “spirit” of the question. My first ‘paying’ job […]

THE MONTHLY QUESTION

I am thinking over the questions posed in May 2017. I like the one about naming a yacht. If I were to name a yacht, I would call it “Three Sisters.” I like the sound of that name and my sisters are special. Chantal (Apr. ‘17) adds, “I just finished reading the May Ninepatch and, […]

2017 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

This month we hear from Carol (Mar. ‘17). She writes, “My concept of my death is that my soul will become one with the universe, sort of a number 4 in the Kokology exercise. In part the exercise read, “… In this scenario, imagine that the soul survives after death. What form do you imagine […]