catapult magazine

catapult magazine
If Only...

vol. 10, num. 4 :: 2011.02.25 — 2011.03.10

When it comes to discussions about the future, how many of our sentences begin with the word “if”?  Money, internal motivation, the right job, a past regret and other things can limit our sense of what’s possible.  How can we deal with that which seems to hold us back?    



Home is (not always) where the heart is

A mother reflects on her family's longing for a better home.


Wait for it

An impending job change prompts questions about future expectations.


In the long winter’s wait

On surviving life's seasons of in-between, uncertainty and stagnancy.

Then who would I be?

A daughter bears the marks of her parents, human and divine.


In case you missed it the first time

At war with shame

On using politeness to distance ourselves.

Are we there yet?

How impatience can affect the stories we tell and the ways in which we remember.

Weaving the web

Seven Pieces of Advice

What advice would you give to your eighteen-year-old self? Or for that matter, an actual 18-year-old? Nathan Schneider gets the conversation going.


Long Shot

Stories of people betting on something with very bad odds, mostly because they have no other choice.


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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