catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Dying, Death, the Dead

vol. 5, num. 18 :: 2006.10.06 — 2006.10.20

As autumn sets in noticeably in many parts of the northern hemisphere, we'll consider the nature of death and the dying process, as well as offering tribute to the now dead whose lives impacted us greatly.



Why Hospice

A social work student examines her calling to assist in times of death.

A good death

Reflections of a Hospice chaplain a few days later.


Clothed in death

Some tragedies are too big to comprehend.


Patricia Louise

A memorial for a mother who had a passion for broken things.

We only see in part

On the death of a close friend's father.

Deep, dark hope

A reflection on seeking promise after the death of a spouse.

Always remember, I love you

A memorial for grandparents who parented.


Addicted to love

A review of Jolie Holland's album Springtime Can Kill You.


In case you missed it the first time

The death of a marriage

Divorce is never God's intention for marriage, but there is still grace.

Grieving in community

A review of Alison McGhee's Shadow Baby with a list of other books that have proved helpful after a loss.

Weaving the web

The final journey

A collection of stories about death and dying.


The Death Clock

A site devoted to death issues, including a calculator (based on averages) to figure out the "date" of your death.


Good grief: An undertaker's reflections

An article by Thomas Lynch.





What happens to us when we die?

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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