catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Let’s Get Together 7

vol. 8, num. 17 :: 2009.09.04 — 2009.09.17

Celebrating seven years of publishing catapult magazine with our annual issue on the gift of community.



Fidelity and fecundity

A farmer reflects on lessons from twelve years of harvests that apply to growing vegetables and far beyond.


A room of our own

A call for help transforms personal crisis into communal effort.


Round and round

A meditation on receiving with the original intention of giving.

From oasis to desert island

A short account of an ideal vision for community that came tumbling down.

Isolation in community

What happens when church becomes a social club with unwritten rules?

Ten reasons I love to pay my taxes

Reflections from a morning bike ride on the good things about chipping in.

Conversation: "Let’s Get Together 7"

Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about community, healthy and not so healthy.


Toward an urban naturalism

A review of
Crow Planet:
Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Lynn Haupt.


In case you missed it the first time

A good kind of stuck

Unlikely community emerges on the other side of a record-breaking January snowstorm.

Illuminated evening

A visit to a collection of art installations prompts thoughts about the relationships between art and community.

Weaving the web

Heartland Liturgy

Anthony Eastman interviews Lutheran singer-songwriter Jonathan Rundman about grace, ordination and community building.




Welcome to the family

True human connection is just a Profile away.

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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