Posts Tagged: forgiveness

Voices on Addiction: A Bad Night

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Trying to protect him from himself is like trying to protect atmosphere from weather. ...more
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Albums of Our Lives: The Mountain Goats’s The Sunset Tree

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I knew if I could make it out of town, make it to college, I would survive. But I wasn't sure I would. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Sarah Hepola

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Editor and writer Sarah Hepola talks about her new memoir Blackout, how gender affects alcoholism, writing about female friendships, and the writers who've influenced her. ...more

Roxane Gay on Forgiveness

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In a powerful New York Times op-ed, Roxane Gay explains why she does not forgive the Charleston shooter:

Over the weekend, newspapers across the country shared headlines of forgiveness from the families of the nine slain. The dominant media narrative vigorously embraced that notion of forgiveness, seeming to believe that if we forgive we have somehow found a way to make sense of the incomprehensible.

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On Apologizing and Forgiveness

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It has been several years since all this went down, and from an outsider’s perspective I’ve mostly gotten over it. For a while it put a halt on everything good in my life, but eventually I stopped crying about it. I stopped seeing red on a daily basis, I stopped cursing everyone who knew about the affair but didn’t tell me.

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Forgiveness is Priceless

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This one goes out to all those young delinquent readers who live in guilt-ridden fear of the public library.

That is, if you are one of the 143,000 kids who have been banned from the NY Public Library due to overdue fees over $15, you are being forgiven, freed from the shame, and welcomed into a whole new world of literacy because the library is deducting one dollar for every 15 minutes of reading as part of their Summer Reading Program.

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