Re: list of "waypoints"
From: CSchmidt (
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 09:16:51 -0700 (PDT)
I am part of a cohousing group forming in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and
St. Paul.  This game would be very helpful for us as we try to figure out
where we are in the formation process.  I assume other groups would find it
equally useful.  If anyone has it and is willing to share, it would be much


Cindy Schmidt
Twin Cities CoHousing Group
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From: "Craig Ragland" <craigragland [at]>
To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ list of "waypoints"

> First that I've heard of it... so it hasn't been on the Coho/US radar in
> 2006, i.e. not mentioned in any of the monthly 2006 Board meetings or in
> more frequent meetings of the Coho/US Communication team.
> Is the game copyrighted? If so, do you know who holds the copyright? Do
> have electronic files? I doubt if there's any extra energy on the Coho/US
> board for this until the dust has settled after the National Cohousing
> Conference in July, but there is certainly interest in growing what we
> on the website after we get the staffing for the work figured out.
> I've been told that Diana Christian also uses a structured game that
> simliar in her Community Building workshops - it corresponds to the
> in her book "Creating a Life Together" - it may be obvious, but Diana's
> is broader than cohousing.
> It occurs to me that the game contents sound like it could be fun to
> represent online, perhaps even use it to help forming groups more
> effectively communicate where they "really are" in the development
> lifecycle.
> Craig Ragland
> Coho/US Board Member
> P.S. Come to the National Cohousing Conference, Chapel Hill, July 21-23 (
> On 5/19/06, Mac Thomson <mac [at]> wrote:
> >
> > About 10+ years ago a Massachusetts architect in cohousing, Bruce
> > Coldham, used to facilitate a forming group workshop called the
> > Timeline Game.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~snipped~~~~~~~~~~~~
> I found the workshop to be so useful when our group was forming that
> > I worked with Bruce to package the Timeline Game with detailed
> > instructions so a group could run the workshop themselves without
> > Bruce there.  It was sold in that form for several years and then
> > there was some talk about making it freely available on the web.  If
> > I remember correctly, the Cohousing Network (now Coho/US) wanted
> > instead to continue to make it a money maker and were going to market
> > and distribute it.  I don't think they ever did anything with it, but
> > maybe they did.
> >
> > Does anyone with Coho/US know what ever became of the Timeline Game?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Mac
> >
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