catapult magazine

catapult magazine
The Hats We Wear

vol. 5, num. 4 :: 2006.02.24 — 2006.03.10

Many of us could complete the sentence, ?I am?? in several ways. On finding our identities in the roles we fill.




What brings us to recognize the symptoms of prioritization in our lives?


A hidden self

Reading the patterns of childhood in the adults we become.


Motherhood and?

A stay-at-home mom finds comfort in her secret identity.


On the connection between place and identity.

Who are <i>you</i>?

A meditation on the complexity of describing our core selves in various kinds of company.

Masked identity

On the tendency of hypocrisy to disguise a person's true identity.


Anxiety in search of love

A review of Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine.


In case you missed it the first time

Thorough converts

American Protestant universities are currently faced with the challenge of defining an approach to culture that fears neither questions nor answers. In this sense, what does an effective institution look like?

The emperor has only clothes

How would the famous story change in a contemporary Western context?

Baseball, diversity, and culture

A bleacher seat at a Mets-Yankees game yields a revelation about American culture.

Weaving the web


An article on the power of song in the protection of native lands by Melissa Nelson and Philip M. Klasky.


The Sabbath Promise

An article on what it means to wear the hat of "Sabbath people" by Michaela Bruzzese.




Unnatural prayer

Do "prayer guides" have anything useful to offer or are they too formulaic?

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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