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?



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.



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


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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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Lessons from a history of accidentally going without.

Bigger barns

Examining the source and nature of one’s treasure.

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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

Often, educators and politicians speak and are not understood because their language is not attuned to the concrete situation of the people they address. Accordingly, their talk is just alienated and alienating rhetoric. The language of the educator or the politician (and it seems more and more clear that the latter must also become an educator, in the broadest sense of the word), like the language of the people, cannot exist without thought; and neither language nor thought can exist without a structure to which they refer. In order to communicate effectively, educator and politician must understand the structural conditions in which the thought and language of the people are dialectically framed.

Paulo Freire
Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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