catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 9, num. 20 :: 2010.11.05 — 2010.11.18

“Life is all about...” We can complete that sentence many ways. Some would say it’s all about learning how to die -- how to let go of ourselves, how to trust what happens next, how to live a life we feel okay leaving behind. How have you come to understand your legacy?



Dave + Lenore

Life, confession and memory in the endless moment of illness.


Ashes round the yard

Putting the search for direction in the context of death.


Human homebodies

On the hope of carving out a path that leads home.

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Last moments

Finding hope in the middle of grieving an unexpected loss.


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

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Living well

On shaping a life that will honor the memory and the suffering of those who have gone before.


In case you missed it the first time

Late night thoughts on a personal saint

Over a monthly meal, a friendship and a lifetime influence is cultivated.

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Patricia Louise

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

Dust to dust, bone to bone, nothing to nothing

Reflecting on privilege and the manageability of death by natural or unnatural causes.

Weaving the web


Archbiship Romero’s legacy survives in El Salvador.


Switched At Birth

Teasing out the legacy of a 1951 hospital mix-up, forty years later.


daily asterisk

With small towns shrinking and services eroding, many Dakotans retain an appalling innocence about what it means to be rural in contemporary America. The year we lost our J.C. Penney store, young people were quoted in the town’s weekly newspaper as saying they’d like to see a McDonald’s or a K Mart open in its place. Somehow they have not grasped that in modern American capitalism, which they defend vociferously in the annual American Legion Auxiliary essay contest, the market is everything. Since there is no market here, nothing that counts demographically, we don’t exist.

Kathleen Norris

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