catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Stick Shifts & Safety Belts

vol. 4, num. 11 :: 2005.06.03 — 2005.06.16

Since Eisenhower's efforts in the 1950s, road systems permanently changed the American community.? Seven decades later, Americans are predicted to drive a record number of miles for vacation this summer, in spite of record fuel prices.? A romantic and factual exploration of driving.



Do high oil prices foreshadow a deeper crisis?

An exploration of expert scientific opinions on if and when the world?s oil supply will be exhausted.

Peak oil "to do" list

Why we should do these things anyway.


A time to bike, a time to drive

Helmets or seatbelts, gas or muscle?even modes of transport have created purpose.


The neighborhood on foot

On moving to Europe to escape the necessity of a car.

Driving me nuts

To the question of what Jesus would drive we can add, ?How would Jesus drive??


One for the road

What album is in your car stereo right now?

Putting the journey to music

A review of James McMurtry's Too Long in the Wasteland.


In case you missed it the first time

Good heart meets flawed methods

John Krakauer's Into the Wild chronicles the life and ironic death of an eccentric recluse who rejected society in an attempt to protest its faults.

The craft of automotive mechanics

On what happens when an individual fulfills a calling with excellence.

Weaving the web

What Would Jesus Drive?

The question inspired a burst of media attention at its first asking. Learn more about the claim that ?transportation is ultimately a moral issue.?


The road to hell is paved

An article by Chet Raymo on the poverty of place in America.


Holy Rollerz Christian Car Club

See what you think of this squeaky clean organization that?s ?trying to get the word out about how the Lord will bless you when you abide within His will.?


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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