catapult magazine

catapult magazine
The State I'm In

vol. 12, num. 3 :: 2013.02.01 — 2013.02.14

...Or province or county: whatever term we use to describe our geographical area, the boundaries that surround us shape us.  And in fact, we attempt to define each other by geography: someone from Maryland is assumed to have a different character than someone from Alberta.  Whether the state we grew up in, or the state that we've chosen, how do these places define us?



A sauna in every snowstorm

Savoring the variable pleasures of home among the Great Lakes.


Growing apart, together

What we leave behind when we cross state lines.



On leaving home to find home.

Of no state at all

Contemplating the adventures of a cousin found at sea.

The weight of history

Looking back at small town family origins in Ohio.

City girl, small town

From concrete California to Little House on the Prairie in Colorado.

Oregon, my Oregon

On a birth state that engenders loyalty beyond reason.

In case you missed it the first time

Commuting to Africa

A North American woman finds home on a vast and colorful continent that inspires both incredible joy and difficult questions.

In a Lone Star state of mind

An exploration of what it means to be an ‘ethnic’ Texan.

Weaving the web

Yoopers, Trolls, and Detroiters: Perceptions of Michiganders' talk

A blog of Kathryn who is a Socio-cultural linguist who studies language and identity in Michigan‚s Upper Peninsula.


Why I love Kansas

A discussion by people who love the state of Kansas.


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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