catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Dying, Death, the Dead

vol. 5, num. 18 :: 2006.10.06 — 2006.10.20

As autumn sets in noticeably in many parts of the northern hemisphere, we'll consider the nature of death and the dying process, as well as offering tribute to the now dead whose lives impacted us greatly.

 

Feature

Why Hospice

A social work student examines her calling to assist in times of death.

A good death

Reflections of a Hospice chaplain a few days later.

Editorial

Clothed in death

Some tragedies are too big to comprehend.

Articles

Patricia Louise

A memorial for a mother who had a passion for broken things.

We only see in part

On the death of a close friend's father.

Deep, dark hope

A reflection on seeking promise after the death of a spouse.

Always remember, I love you

A memorial for grandparents who parented.

Reviews

Addicted to love

A review of Jolie Holland's album Springtime Can Kill You.

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Gallery

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In case you missed it the first time

The death of a marriage

Divorce is never God's intention for marriage, but there is still grace.

Grieving in community

A review of Alison McGhee's Shadow Baby with a list of other books that have proved helpful after a loss.

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Weaving the web

The final journey

A collection of stories about death and dying.

 

The Death Clock

A site devoted to death issues, including a calculator (based on averages) to figure out the "date" of your death.

 

Good grief: An undertaker's reflections

An article by Thomas Lynch.

 
 

Columns

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Reincarnation

What happens to us when we die?

daily asterisk

Learning versus playing. That dichotomy seems natural to people…. Learning, according to that almost automatic view, is what children do in school and, maybe, in other adult-directed activities. Playing is, at best, a refreshing break from learning. From that view, summer vacation is just a long recess, perhaps longer than necessary. But here’s an alternative view, which should be obvious but apparently is not: playing is learning. At play, children learn the most important of life’s lessons, the ones that cannot be taught in school. To learn these lessons well, children need lots of play — lots and lots of it, without interference from adults.

Peter Gray
“The play deficit” in Aeon Magazine

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