catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Legacy

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?

 

Feature

Dave + Lenore

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

Editorial

Ashes round the yard

Putting the search for direction in the context of death.

Articles

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.

Scott

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.

Gallery

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

Presente

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

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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