Category Archives: Personal Apologies

Can you tell us who made this?

It’s very sweet. Snarly saw it on Pinterest. We can’t read the signature and Googling did not turn up the maker.  

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Raising a kid with low expectations

Sometimes an apology fails rational criteria and yet manages to do the job. SorryWatch was reading Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen‘s excellent autobiography, and came across such a case. As described in the book, Springsteen’s father was a hard man … Continue reading

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But you’re my mother

In Nadja Spiegelman‘s memoir, I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This, she recounts a curious episode from her youth. (SorryWatch is focusing on apology here and will leave aside our admiration for the work of the writer’s parents, Françoise … Continue reading

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Why Won’t You Apologize? (At least for the DAMN BANANAS?)

Psychologist Harriet Lerner, who wrote the landmark Dance of Anger, praised as “one of the first books written about women’s anger,” has a new book out. SorryWatch read Why Won’t You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts with interest, … Continue reading

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Don’t we need a nice apology story right now?

I  think we do. Thanks to SorryWatch’s Senior Starbucks Correspondent Ernie for sharing this one, via ABC News. (Warning: Video autoplay at the link.) Mise-en-scène: Andrew Richardson, 20, is staffing the Starbucks drive-through window in Bishop, CA. A lady buys several … Continue reading

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a sweet apology, 51 years later

The New York Times’s John Leland has a neat little story in today’s paper about a prosecutor apologizing to a defendant…a half-century after the prosecutor won his case. 

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Seasonal meditations on apologies and forgiveness

Over at Tablet Magazine (where snarly is a columnist) there is a delightful comic about all the different apologies the artist owes for long-ago incidents. It’s funny and also sad.

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Poetess apologizes to dude-feminist

And now they’re dead. No, wait, the apology did not cause death. Because they could not stop for death, but it kindly stopped for them anyway! As it is wont to do. The poetess was Emily Dickinson, neurasthenic homebody and possibly … Continue reading

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Nom nom, blech, I’m eating dirt.

Hello, strangers! May I have your attention? I was a huge jerk, and I’m so sorry. I will do anything, anything, to show how sorry I am. I will humiliate myself in front of the whole world – that’s you. … Continue reading

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Today in youth apologies

Buzzfeed culls the very best of the internet for us, and provides all the cute cat pictures my family requires. Here from a list of why kids are way better than you (doubtful) are three apology notes. The final one is … Continue reading

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