catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 9, num. 24 :: 2010.12.31 — 2011.01.13

For some, the turning over of the calendar is an opportunity to embrace a transition to something new, while for others, major life changes don’t follow the calendar year quite so neatly. This issue features stories of newness: new places, new people, new jobs, new limitations, new identities and more.



Living like Grandma

Learning to be at peace in all circumstances from a matriarch's example.

A word from Rosie and a cup of tea

On learning how to be present in each moment of every year of life.


Break on through to the other side

On learning to take a break without fear.


The soldier’s story

An account of a mysterious disappearance from a member of Herod's army.

A cleaning and a prayer

An unexpected lesson in learning to pray through the fear of loss.

The grace of time

On making space for transition in our New Year's resolutions.

A brand new year, but the same old me

For better and for worse, some things never change.

A wild ride

A reflection on the one-year anniversary of a major injury.

In case you missed it the first time

The sound of transition

A move to Pennsylvania from Michigan inspires a meaningful mix CD.

Trying softer

Ten things I have unsuccessfully willed myself to do (or not do).

Thanks for love

On discovering that perfectly imperfect someone.

Weaving the web

This I Used to Believe

Stories of people forced to let go of their firmly held beliefs.


Leaving Plato’s Cave with a New Soul

Samantha Curley on Yael Naim’s music video about self-discovery.


Taste a better way and move towards it

Aiden Enns on the origins and inefficient ambitions of Geez Magazine.




RESET: The Poetry Series

Announcing a 2011 commitment to create a poem an issue.

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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