catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Heirloom

vol. 13, num. 15 :: 2014.07.25 — 2014.09.04

Take an object of negligible value and attach a great-great-grandparent to it and you have an article of infinite value -- in some cases.  On the things we hold dear, and the things that lose their luster between generations.

 

Feature

Treasures in my tin

On the things we hold dear, and the things that lose their luster between generations.

Editorial

A neverending story

Forget grandma’s brooch -- what do you do when you inherit a 27,000 square foot building?

Articles

Broken, yet priceless

Remembering grandma, and basic truths about our humanity.

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Sharing the abundance

More than just china handed down through the generations.

Salvaged goods

Horseshoes, house shoes and households, lost and found.

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Gallery

In case you missed it the first time

The clarity of a dumpster

Could filling a roll-off be considered a spiritual discipline?

The tasty tomato

Pondering a summer fruit in the middle of winter.

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Scott

An uneasy legacy tied together with the thread of a shared name.

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Weaving the web

If children, then heirs

Jennifer Strange writes about the unfolding of family culture.

 

House on Loon Lake

Adam Beckman attempts to sort out the mystery of a house he and his friends broke into in the 1970s.

 
 

daily asterisk

I believe that, to some degree, an offending strangeness might be the surest means to seeing, hearing, and receiving a redeeming witness — a witness at work, for instance, in what Karl Barth refers to as the strange new world of the Bible. Does the Bible in any way dislocate our imaginations or prove to be an affront to what we consider seemly? In a certain sense, we might say that weirdness alone redeems, because it is that which strikes us as unseemly that forces us to redeem — or reevaluate — our vision of reality, our sense of what’s appropriate. Are we willing to have our vision undone and redeemed? Are we up for the religious experience of feeling offended?

David Dark
The Sacredness of Questioning Everything

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