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

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed –
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.

(It never was America to me.)

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

(There’s never been equality for me,
Nor freedom in this “homeland of the free.”)

Langston Hughes
from “Let America Be America Again” in The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

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