catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Best Friends

vol. 8, num. 23 :: 2009.11.27 — 2009.12.10

A dog, a first grade pal, a soul mate encountered last week—best friends come in all shapes, sizes and species. Some of us find them everywhere we go, while others struggle their whole lives to cultivate deep friendships. On the seemingly innate need for a number two.



Of drunken birds and calling to best friendship

A reflection on adulthood, hard friendships and the nature of commitment.


Growing up is hard to do

Nostalgia and regret in remembering the qualities of childhood friendships.


A eulogy in 12 days

Chronicling an unconventional friendship, in life and in death.

Best friends

Remembering the transformation of objects in a time of mourning.


In case you missed it the first time

One is the loneliest number

An exegesis of-sorts of II Timothy 4:9-18.

Top Ten re: dogs

A meditation on woman's best friends, realistic about the fact that these friends can leave in ways that break our hearts.

From Buster to Batman

The blessings and curses of growing beyond imaginary friends.

Weaving the web

Best Friends

Enjoy the results of a themed photo contest sponsored by Neil Das and Edward Crim.


Second Man on the Moon

Forty years after the moonwalk, a reflection on a childhood obsession for fame, a friendship and one more autograph.



Tales of estranged sisters, BFFs breaking up and making up and breaking up, and how reality stars walk the fine line between making friends and making a name for themselves.




Clutching Dust and Stars

Chapter Three:  Poverty is Violence - from the newly published novel by Laryn Kragt Bakker (published by *culture is not optional).


Clutching Dust and Stars

Chapter Four:  I'm Not as Think as You Drunk I Am - from the newly published novel by Laryn Kragt Bakker (published by *culture is not optional).

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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