Monthly Archives: October 2014

Archdruid Eileen forgives you

SorryWatch seeks to understand and illuminate the apology traditions of many cultures and faiths. We were tipped off to a clear and beautiful example from Archdruid Eileen of the Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley. The Archdruid takes on the tricky … Continue reading

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What goes around comes around, and bites you from behind

It was a great get. The CEO of Microsoft agreed to speak at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference as their first male plenary speaker. He ran around talking to people, and then did an onstage interview. … Continue reading

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You’re welcome to watch and cheer for us

An August evening in a small public park in San Francisco’s Mission District. Neighborhood kids playing soccer. A group showed up, saying they had reserved the field for an hour, from 7 till 8pm. They looked like prosperous white guys, … Continue reading

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Bono is sorry he shared his genius with or without you consenting to it

U2 did a Q&A on their Facebook page. One fan asked: “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again? It’s really rude.” Bono’s response (transcribed from Rolling Stone because I cannot listen … Continue reading

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No, No, Nancy

Last night on NBC News, Brian Williams read aloud a non-apology from Nancy Snyderman, the network’s medical correspondent, who violated the terms of her quarantine after a photographer for her team in Liberia contracted ebola.

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Harmless? That stuff can lead to gumbo!

There was a helicopter hovering low above Dwayne Perry’s house. Really low. It woke him up, and then there were sheriff’s deputies at the door. With a canine unit. The deputies were heavily armed – “strapped to the gills,” says … Continue reading

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She came at me with bourbon, I regret to say

Back in 2012 Mark Fuller, a U.S. District Court judge in Alabama, and Lisa Boyd Fuller were divorcing. Lisa Boyd Fuller had some things she wanted mentioned, like domestic violence, substance abuse, drunk driving, and affairs, particularly one with his … Continue reading

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