catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Living on Less

vol. 11, num. 2 :: 2012.01.20 — 2012.02.02

Throughout much of the world, winter strips away many signs of life and calls us to remember that summer’s abundance does not exist all the time, everywhere, for all people.  By choice or by circumstance, some live on less all year round.  What does simplicity look like in your life?

 

Feature

Clutter, control and the freedom of simplicity

The confession of a modest hoarder.

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The freedom of less

Taking a simple lifestyle for granted -- and occasionally, as an idol.

Editorial

More

On making changes to live closer to our place on a smaller version of “enough.”

Articles

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The good life

A call to creativity, grace and the correspondence of action and belief.

A resolution

An invitation to downsize in the new year.

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Simply simplicity

Jesus offers an example for all classes.

The spirituality of the Chemex

A morning ritual offers lessons in complex simplicity.

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Simplicity...really?

Lessons from a history of accidentally going without.

Bigger barns

Examining the source and nature of one’s treasure.

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Gallery

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In case you missed it the first time

Beware of toilet envy

The Jones family can haunt us even in a well-intentioned quest to live simply.

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Woods treasures

Ideas for celebrating the beauty of nature by creating simple, found-object gifts.

How are you?

On cultivating a new attitude toward the busier-than-thou game.

Small life

On the complexity of simplicity and giving up the closet.

Weaving the web

Twenty simple years

An interview with Jim Merkel, the $5,000 man.

 

Accessible asceticism

Aiden Enns proposes a 12-fold rule of life for the twenty-first century.

 
 

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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