catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Ten Things 4

vol. 10, num. 1 :: 2011.01.14 — 2011.01.27

Our annual feast of lists on a wide range of topics, spanning the past year, the past ten years or a lifetime of learning and being.



Ten recipes to make you grateful it’s winter

A list of seasonal comfort foods to warm the whole person.

Ten recipes

A list of favorite foods, in no particular order.


Ten things for Huss School in 2011

As *cino continues to develop a vision for its historic school property in Three Rivers, Michigan, a list of ways to continue and to grow.


Top ten favorite trees (and why)

How an educational resolution led to a new group of leafy friends in 2010.

Ten careers I’d trade mine for

Anybody want to switch places?  See list for more details.

My words for the year

Ten words and phrases to shape life going forward.

Ten lessons you didn’t know you learned from Barbie

What the iconic doll taught us beyond -- and sometimes instead of -- playing nice.

Ten ideas that helped shape my political views

From Proverbs to Jay-Z, an eclectic blend of political influences.

Ten favorite “goodbyes”...and good buys!

A whimsical romp through the past and into the present.

Ten films that prompt theological reflection

A selection of intelligent movies spanning the past thirteen years.

Ten things I want more of in 2011

A collection of joyful resolutions for the coming year.


Dark bird ascending

A review of the film Black Swan, featuring Natalie Portman as a professional ballerina.


In case you missed it the first time

Ten things you can do to make your family vacation more community-building

A list, counter-intuitive for some, on how to hit the road together.

Ten new ways I hope to vote with my money this year

A graduate student on a budget considers how to make her dollars reflect her passions.

Weaving the web

Ten Acre Dream

L.L. Barkat on how her grandmother planted the seeds of zinnias and dreams.


Top 10 Pop Culture Trends of the Decade

From Crocs to Twitter, Josh Hatala’s take on what will make an appearance in I Love the Aughts .


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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