catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 11, num. 7 :: 2012.03.30 — 2012.04.12

"Invest in the millennium.  Plant sequoias," writes the mad farmer Wendell Berry in his manifesto.  Planting things, sequoias or otherwise, is a sign of rootedness and hope.  In this spring season of planning and planting, how are you thinking about rootedness in the coming year?  What are your plans for your garden -- and your place?



A crop of kids

A mother reflects on that which she will not live to harvest.


Filled to capacity

Reflecting on a day in the life of the *cino community Three Rivers, Michigan.


Blooms, dreams, roots, wings, aging and other things

How a maxim has taken on meaning throughout a life.

To plant or not

The warmth of spring invites re-consideration of planting efforts.

Tree huggers

Memories from summers spent as a camp counselor in the California redwoods.


In case you missed it the first time

Gardening lessons

A series of columns travels through the seasons of nature and of life.

Singing still

A musical tour of sentiments about ownership.

Weighty friends

Remembering friends whose presence brought a sense of rootedness, even in their diversity.

Weaving the web

Liquid faith

Mark Bergen writes on the efforts of migrant workers to maintain connection to their faith in a foreign culture.


The liturgy of a neighborhood

Jenni Simmons writes about the rhythm of life in the suburbs.


There’s no place like home

Brian Walsh and Steven Bouma-Prediger reflect on the true nature of homelessness.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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