catapult magazine

catapult magazine
I Do Love My Family

vol. 6, num. 24 :: 2007.12.28 — 2008.01.11

Oh, the holidays—a time when love abounds and tempers flare.  Spending extended periods of time with our families can help us understand who we are now, revert us to children, inspire immense gratitude and create loads of stress…sometimes all at once.  Stories of change, reconciliation, discovery and joy.



A Christmas reflection on an extraordinary life

A time of year when families traditionally gathers prompts thoughts about a mother’s identity.


Hating my family

The times, they are a changin’ in my family and yours.


A shifting image

On family gatherings marked by new life and loss.

I've become my mother

A reflection on the super-humans we know as our parents.

Closeness and incarnation

An interactive reflection on families, intimacy and the transforming power of Christ’s birth.


Grant’s recommendations 12.28.07

The film adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, an epic composition performed by the Kronos Quartet and an opera about the making of an atomic bomb.


In case you missed it the first time

Unto us

Stories from personal and family history, told through the art of two manger scenes.

Navigating family history

A tradition of boating finds its current home in longing.

Prozac, Paxil, Nortriptyline--Go Noyeses!

An exploration of how prescription medication can affect quality of life for a family.

Death in the family

A grandmother’s stories about death and destruction warrant both laughter and love.

Weaving the web

Home is Where They’ll Lay Me Down

Mike Connelly on the intertwining of his family’s stories with the story of the Coho salmon.


Xmas in the Lions’ Den

A bible-inspired narrative of holidays with the girlfriend’s family by Eileen Myles.


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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