catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 13, num. 15 :: 2014.07.25 — 2014.09.04

Take an object of negligible value and attach a great-great-grandparent to it and you have an article of infinite value -- in some cases.  On the things we hold dear, and the things that lose their luster between generations.



Treasures in my tin

On the things we hold dear, and the things that lose their luster between generations.


A neverending story

Forget grandma’s brooch -- what do you do when you inherit a 27,000 square foot building?


Broken, yet priceless

Remembering grandma, and basic truths about our humanity.

Sharing the abundance

More than just china handed down through the generations.

Salvaged goods

Horseshoes, house shoes and households, lost and found.


In case you missed it the first time

The clarity of a dumpster

Could filling a roll-off be considered a spiritual discipline?

The tasty tomato

Pondering a summer fruit in the middle of winter.


An uneasy legacy tied together with the thread of a shared name.

Weaving the web

If children, then heirs

Jennifer Strange writes about the unfolding of family culture.


House on Loon Lake

Adam Beckman attempts to sort out the mystery of a house he and his friends broke into in the 1970s.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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