catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 11, num. 14 :: 2012.07.06 — 2012.07.19

In one metaphorical image, life could be seen as climbing a series of hills, some smaller and some larger, each one bringing a sense of accomplishment. Checking experiences off the list can bring a sense of celebration or remorse or a mixed up combination. Stories of reaching (or not reaching) the peak.



What is “a better checklist?”

Reconsidering the life goals of a high school self.

Achieving rest

Life lessons learned from the likes of Crumpet, Clementine and Abraham Heschel.



Coming to terms with the responsibilities that don’t even make it on the to-do list.


Why I love goals

A reflection on being happy, but discontent.

Saving numbers

Questioning the church’s obsession with quantifiable data.

A chaotic simplicity

Contemplating goals as the mother of a new baby.

Swimming in satisfaction

On a bassoon, a Big Fish and change of course.


In case you missed it the first time

House of inefficiency

A "Gen-X slacker" explains the theology behind his habits.

Best laid plans

A reflection on the reality of our limitations in family planning.

These things remain

Reflections on the occasion of a not-so-pivotal birthday.

Weaving the web

Time to save the world

Stories of people trying to save the world one person at a time, and stories of sudden truths delivered by complete strangers.


Marking time

Patricia Westerhof reflects on the existential crisis of the teacher’s marking binge.


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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