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

As we eat and drink and breathe we visibly demonstrate, even if we do not always honor, our attachments to and dependence on the land. If we take care of the land and preserve the integrity of the soil base and watershed, we will at the same time insure the life contexts that are indispensable for cultural flourishing. If nothing else, we will at least demonstrate that we believe the future of our grandchildren is worth protecting.

Norman Wirzba
“Why Agrarianism Matters – Even to Urbanites” in The Essential Agrarian Reader

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