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

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed –
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.

(It never was America to me.)

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

(There’s never been equality for me,
Nor freedom in this “homeland of the free.”)

Langston Hughes
from “Let America Be America Again” in The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

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