catapult magazine

catapult magazine
I Love My Place

vol. 13, num. 9 :: 2014.05.02 — 2014.05.15

For some, the relationship to the places where they live is characterized by fidelity, not unlike a marriage relationship.  What does it mean to love our places in sickness and in health, for better or worse, ‘til death do us part?



E pluribus unum

At home in Washington, D.C., next door or across town.

Palm Sunday biking

A reflection on place during a season of discernment.


Places are people, too

What can you say when home gets down on one knee?


Thin places

Exploring the memories buried beneath the surface of the family farm.

From Stephens Street to Tulip Road

It’s a long way, and yet not so far, between then and now.

All people like me

To travel, or to stay at home?  A question of identity.

Your city is calling

An love letter to Austin, Texas, in all of its incarnations.

Summer home

A reflection on the powerful hold a cottage can have on our hearts.

When home is not a house

Pondering the sense of belonging that transcends a structure.


Staging hurt and hope

Albany Park Theater Project’s God’s Work shows us the kind of world we live in.


In case you missed it the first time


A place is intimately connected with the memory of a grandmother.

The sound of transition

A move to Pennsylvania from Michigan inspires a meaningful mix CD.

Weaving the web

The history of a room

Lindsay Crandall on renovating a room for her daughter.


Origin stories

A poem by Jennifer Strange.


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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