catapult magazine

catapult magazine
The Acceleration of Time

vol. 12, num. 6 :: 2013.03.15 — 2013.03.28

It seems that with every generation comes developments that alter our understanding of time. Inventions like trains transformed our understanding of speed. Then came automobiles, planes, jets and rocket ships. Now we are living in a world of instant access, prompt connections, immediate information, and fast "food." How has living in this environment altered the way we think about time, for better or worse?



Praying for slow time

A meditation on changing expectations for time and spiritual disciplines.


Given time, giving time

What would you do with an extra day in the week?


The time of Dan’s life

A short fiction reflection on the strangeness of time in our most critical moments.


The account of a modern day superhero with the power to slow time.


Making our peace with time

A review of Julia Scatliff O’Grady’s Good Busy: Productivity, Procrastination, and the Endless Pursuit of Balance.


In case you missed it the first time

Time is my enemy

On the difficulty of internalizing the gift of a twenty-four hour day

Ten ways to savor your time in 2013

Advice from a pastor, writer and mother of three.

Weaving the web

Why people in cities walk fast

Eric Jaffe points out the correlation between the population of a city and the pace of life there.


Smart prayer

A commentary on how our rush to connect may limit the communal devotion.


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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