catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Borders & Fences

vol. 9, num. 5 :: 2010.03.05 — 2010.03.18

Beginning to think about all of the visible and invisible boundaries that surround us can make one feel downright claustrophobic. Is freedom discovered in crossing or obeying boundaries? How do we know when to tear down fences and when to build them?



Tumbling into openness

Road tripping and reflecting on maps and borders.


Do not enter

On following Jesus into forbidden territory.


The invisible border

Mapping a neighborhood by streets, class and color -- and hoping for a better way home.


In case you missed it the first time

Privacy in our Modern Age

Fortunately or unfortunately, we leave digital clues behind wherever we go.

It takes 'two to tango' and I'm a willing partner

A married woman struggles with a strong attraction to another man.


A neighborhood full of trees inspires reflection.

Weaving the web

The Injustice of an 800-mile Wall

John Carlos Frey on the increasingly deadly border between the U.S. and Mexico.


Grace and hope found in Frozen River

Bob Davidson reviews a film about life on the Canadian border and the edge of desperation.



The story of Chicago’s first black mayor is a parable of race and politics in America.




Roxxxy the Sex Robot

How what we believe shapes what we make and what we make shapes what we believe.

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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