catapult magazine

catapult magazine
The Good Life

vol. 11, num. 9 :: 2012.04.27 — 2012.05.10

Whether we're ten years old or eighty, we all make choices for ourselves based on a vision of the good life, however articulated or unconscious that vision might be.  What has shaped our visions of the good life, both individually and collectively?



Glimpses of the good life

Reflecting on formational sights along the twenty-something leg of life’s journey.


Which good life?

Following the trail of a neighbors death into the dense thicket of defining a life well-lived.


The too-good life?

A sheepishly happy report from the suburbs.

An American question

Identifying cultural differences for expectations of the good life.


The new face of an old, old problem.

From endurance to hope

Reflecting on the legacy of a hard life lived well.

The imperfect life

On learning to open the windows again.


In case you missed it the first time

Growing up hopeful

A unique community combines generations who need one another.

Autonomy and the red line

Reimagining the good life in Chicago in light of Lazarus and Dante.

The good life

A call to creativity, grace and the correspondence of action and belief.

Weaving the web

Let there be (the Painter of) Light (TM)

Nicholas Laccetti wrestles with the good life vision of the recently deceased Thomas Kinkade.


A spritz of patchouli

Claire Halpine writes about the challenges of living out the ideals of a university Fine Arts degree.


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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