catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 8, num. 11 :: 2009.05.22 — 2009.06.05

In a society in which coupling up is perceived as a sign of success, many have found meaning and pleasure in being alone. Sometimes being alone is lonely; other times, it’s not. How can alone times be periods of fullness? What’s good about being by one’s self?



Having myself over for dinner

Thoughts and misconceptions about eating alone.


The home of the person

Reclaiming aloneness from the stigma of punishment.


Gift enough

On discovering true family and truer hope in a new place.

Choosing to be single?

Recounting a journey toward acceptance and intentionality.

Alone in my truck

A recipe for solitude that can change the world.

And they lived happily ever after

An overview and analysis of statistics related to single people.

Got plans?

Reflections at the intersection of various cultural expectations about marriage and singleness.

Conversation: “Alone”

Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about singleness and solitude.


Driving rhythm

A review of the documentary film Anvil!  The Story of Anvil by Sacha Gervasi.

Table for one, please

A review of Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone, a collection of essays edited by Jenni Ferrari-Alder.


In case you missed it the first time

Single, but not alone

An artist's statement and photographs explore society's stereotypes of single people.

Introverted like me

Sorting out the mysterious ways in which one relates to others.

Weaving the web

Singleness in church, redux

Bethany Keeley follows up on her article, “What if we don’t Focus on the Family?”


The Geranium

A poem about loneliness and company by Theodore Roethke.


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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