catapult magazine

catapult magazine
My Third Place

vol. 5, num. 9 :: 2006.05.05 — 2006.05.19

"Third place" is a term used to describe the places we gather with one another apart from work and home. This issue will take a look at the places where we renew ourselves and experience community.

 

Feature

Nuts and bolts and conversation

An interview with Dale Ter Haar, owner of South Park Hardware in South Holland, Illinois.

Editorial

Healing place: a sketch

A reflection on lives intersecting in unexpected spaces.

Articles

Church as "third place" as church

What is the relationship between church space and third place?

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Paths lead here

On how the Centennial Park Gazebo in Holland, Michigan, became engraved into a life story.

Thin place

A story of discovering the place of refreshment.

Reviews

Audio community

A review of Susan Enan's five-song EP.

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Gallery

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In case you missed it the first time

An e-mail address for the guy who took our photo at the place around the corner where we went for coffee

The merging of two cultures yields a lesson in experiencing community.

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Re-inventing the well

Even as big boxes multiply, "neighborhood values" are becoming an important part of the national conversation.

Denim sinner, coffeeshop Savior

How true love meets guilt and shame one fateful, folk-filled evening.

A cup half empty

A review of Coffee and Cigarettes directed by Jim Jarmusch.

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Weaving the web

More on Ray Oldenberg

A biography and information about the sociologist who coined the term "third place."

 

Third Place Commons

Explore the web site for this important public space in Lake Forest, Washington.

 
 

Columns

Default

A concert hall reclaimed

On live performance space as "third place."

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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