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

The future is named development by the businesses and gentrification by the activists…. Reconciliation will occur through a new conversation where the developers talk about the compassion they hold for those on the margin. The new conversation for the social activists is to acknowledge that without some wealth coming into their neighborhoods, they will continue to depopulate and deteriorate. The way into a future is to build relatedness between these groups. Beneath their positions is a common concern for the well-being of the city. A perpetually wounded city serves no one’s concerns. There are many examples where these groups have come together. It is all possible when people decide to work something out rather than trying to win and being right. It is the shift in conversation and a care for the whole that makes the difference.

Peter Block
Community: The Structure of Belonging

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