catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 13, num. 2 :: 2014.01.24 — 2014.02.06

The old saying claims that “winners never quit,” but sometimes they do: they quit jobs to pursue dreams or downward mobility, they quit destructive physical or emotional or economic habits.  Stories of quitting to win -- or meaning to.  Soon.



The world is always growing old and growing up

On a store closing and a first driving lesson.


Quitting consumerism

Calling all students -- and myself -- to turn toward the upside-down Kingdom (again).


How to quit like a scout

Learning to trust the decisions we make in third grade.

Quitting my dream

To Africa and back again.

A time to quit

Leaving pastoral ministry ... and leaving God?

Everyone needs a to-don’t list

An important lesson for moving yourself and your organization forward.

For the love of music

Looking back on a formative childhood decision.

Schmotzer’s never...

Reconsidering a family trait for persistence.

In case you missed it the first time

The anti-princess diaries

On the pressures of orchestrating "the most important day of your life."

Gainful unemployment

A resigned nurse learns to be still and value a new kind of productivity.

Weaving the web

Faith as addiction?

S. Brent Plate reviews Oscar-nominee Steve McQueen’s 2011 film Shame.



Stories of people who quit everything in their lives that they hated, and what happened to them afterwards.


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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