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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 60–73.
Published: 01 June 2016
... responsibility for pain he caused, Carlos began actively seeking forgiveness from a number of places—society, his family, the family of his victim, God, and even Pope Francis, to whom Carlos wrote after encouragement from Kennedy. To Carlos’s surprise, on 21 January 2016, the Pope wrote him back. © 2016 by The...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2016
... when we died, they laid us on her breast, But she refuses us until we earn Forgiveness from the lives we dispossessed. We are so tiny now light as the spores That rotting clover sheds into the air, Dry as old pods burnt open by the sun, Barren as seeds unrooted anywhere Forget your stylish verses...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 104–110.
Published: 01 June 2016
...- creation with new possibilities that Hannah Arendt argues only come by forgiveness. The political struggle to reform the prison today often yields the kind of gridlock that can be subverted only through practices that radically respond to a vision of freedom not extant in any of the formal structures built...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 88–93.
Published: 01 June 2016
... baptism of forgiveness and release. Finally, they prepare for commu- nion, using the spread another prison ritual. Ramen, Cheetos, and plenty of garlic are base for the communal meal, added bit by bit to a giant garbage bag opened on the floor. Audience members are invited to share the spread as...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... their penitential andas. We have wept at altars for the dead on D ´a de los Muertos. We have joined aging internees on their annual pilgrimage to Manzanar, the Japanese internment camp, where we braced against the harsh winds and dust to chant, dance, and pray for forgiveness for us all. BOOM | W I N T...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 24–35.
Published: 01 March 2014
... saw him in Sacramento this was many years ago, but his skin had just turned to a kind of it turned into my wallet. And then I knew that California would take its toll. And California would not forgive. And California would remember everything you did in the sun, as it reminds me. There is nothing you...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., moved to San Francisco, where it is simply a given that Los Angeles has no right to inhabit the same planet, let alone the same coast, as the pretty little city by the bay. Abandon not all hope, though, for the younger and more forgiving Rob still lives in the heart of the metas- tasized megalopolis to...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 17–33.
Published: 01 May 2013
... was Understanding No-No and Renunciation and organizers structured the event to be an opportunity for personal healing and com- munity forgiveness and reconciliation. During the last full day, general sessions at OIT were devoted to discussing the psychological trauma of incarceration and the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 8–13.
Published: 01 December 2012
... serially dated spaces in a prefabricated diary had a way of making one persevere with the daily task of keeping account, whereas a blank page in a journal could be more forgiving of the passage of time. Madilia Scofield confessed as much when she noted in April 1856 that she d neglected to write in her...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 76–81.
Published: 01 June 2012
... crossed over when pedal steel no longer sounds like caterwauling), George sings of doing time in a honky-tonk prison. Days crawl by, each year feels like ten, but there is no reprieve, no forgiveness, no way out. Yes, yes, I know, the music is lachrymose, manipulative, self-pitying. But loosen the literal...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 65–71.
Published: 03 March 2012
... that the signature architect wrought. The architect will go away all pissed off and that s just too bad. Hopefully the building is forgiving enough that the people who are living and working there find it to be a place they can feel pretty good about. A theme that is emerging here is suspicion of...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 November 2011
... fully explained,2 Hayakawa was offered an appointment as acting president of San Francisco State. Conservative Governor Ronald Reagan reportedly said, If he ll take the job we ll forgive him for Pearl Harbor. It was a statement that would not have surprised Hayakawa, who felt Reagan had great...