catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Come Out and Play

vol. 10, num. 14 :: 2011.07.22 — 2011.09.01

The older we get, the less time we tend to devote to the pleasure of play. It's a developmental pattern, but it tends to go too far, to the extent that we can't remember how to play, or why we should. What is the good purpose of play in the lives of everyone from infants to senior citizens? Played any good games lately?



A playful revolution

Rediscovering play as a young adult in a new city.

Play is your secret weapon

Calling all fake superheroes: let down your guard.


Playing hard

Inviting play into a busy time of preparation.


Generations of UNO

A game that hasn't skipped a generation yet.

What time is it?

Family and summer camp memories reinforce the power of game time.

Learning to play a Dad’s way

A mother reflects on how her attention has shifted.

The royal treatment

A single mom learns a lesson in play from her kids.

FarmVille, faith and fallen sheep

A confession about the virtual -- and actual -- pressure to win.

Holy rest

Dispelling the myth of a works-based salvation.

No apologies

Naming and honoring the good desire for play time.

The Mulberry Manifesto

A paradigm shift toward a slow life chock full of pleasure and wild fruit.


What my son teaches himself, and how.

Daddy Warbucks in pantyhose

Unlearning through improv in order to relearn how to play.


In case you missed it the first time

Himalayan idyll

A meditation on the serious business of being a child.

See! There is a new creation!

Why not?  After all, trees aren't just for kids.

Weaving the web

A manifesto for play in Bulgaria and beyond

Steve Keil speaks on fighting the “serious meme.”


Being Serious About Playing

Luke Bobo explore the theological foundations for good play.


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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