catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Beach Season

vol. 6, num. 14 :: 2007.07.13 — 2007.07.27

Something changes when the weather gets hot.  People emerge from their houses (and clothing) to gather at pools, beaches, open hydrants, lakes and rivers.  On the issues and memories surrounding our summertime habits.



Sand sculpture and the body of Christ

An annual event on Lake Michigan is a lesson in community.


Paradise wanted?

Summer vacations past provoke reflection on a love-hate relationship with ‘perfect’ places.


Paddling through history

A new hobby reveals a back yard full of stories and beauty.

The perfect body

On the dynamics of accepting one’s own body and teaching a teen-aged daughter to do the same.

Bay window

Home is where the beach is...for now at least.

The Lovin’ Spoonful

A reflection on the memories and art that recall sunny days and summer breezes.


In case you missed it the first time

Why get FIT?

On cultivating the connection between body and spirit.

On mystery, curiosity and the Mediterranean sunbather

A conversation between husband and wife about a curious European phenomenon.

Top Ten re: water

Such a powerful symbol appears often in our memories.

Weaving the web

Free beaches

Mexico City’s new mayor brings the beach to the people in a project that may make people question his sanity, but articulates his commitment to facilitate play for the poor.


When I Get to Key West

An exerpt from a short story by Pat Macenulty.


‘Lord, What Shall I Eat? How Much Should I Weigh?’

A reflection for ‘beach season’ on healing our relationship with food by Laurel Ray Mathewson.


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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