catapult magazine

catapult magazine
The 100-Mile Imagination

vol. 11, num. 15 :: 2012.07.20 — 2012.08.02

There's an infinitely interesting relationship between place and imagination. How has our work, art, leisure, storytelling and eating been shaped by the places in which we live--and how have these activities shaped our places? What about our hopes and fears?



All who enter here

Unearthing the memories of love and loss contained in the family cabin.

Seeing our seeing

A case for a shift in how believers perceive their home.


Imagining rain

Preparing for the third annual Huss Future Festival in the middle of a record-breaking drought.


Places, spaces and landscapes of home

Wrestling with belonging between the lure of two continents.

Reading vs. Alton City

Comparing perceptions of a struggling hometown shared with John Updike.

Working the streets

Reflecting on the risk not taken, 25 years later.

I never imagined

Oh, the places we have been and the things we have done...

My own time

Giving thanks for the opportunity of commuting.

After the garden

Considering the ripple effects of a formative move in elementary school.

Connoisseurship and the art of moving

What questions should we be asking of a potential new place ... and perhaps of ourselves?

Pizza Friday

How a simple ritual became a centering necessity across 15 years and places.


In case you missed it the first time


A place is intimately connected with the memory of a grandmother.

Healing place: a sketch

A reflection on lives intersecting in unexpected spaces.

Ten odd and wondrous things our family has seen this year within a block of our house

Under the influence of urban naturalism, an inner-city neighborhood can be a wonder-full place.

Weaving the web

Edens everywhere

Brook Wilensky-Lanford writes on the insatiable search for the paradise we lost, and keep losing.


There and back again

Sara Braud on fighting to live in the city before moving back to a small town.


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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