Andrée Seu Peterson

Andrée is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine and the author of three books: Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me, Normal Kingdom Business, and We Shall Have Spring Again.

Omega point

| What are we working for?
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 9/02/00, 12:00 am

Sometimes, in mid-footfall, I get confused: am I rushing about my work so that I can eat, or am I eating so that I can work? All this striving, where does it tend to, where is the payoff, the "meaning"? "All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. All man's efforts are for his mouth, yet his appetite is never satisfied" (Ecclesiastes 1:7; 6:7). Thus the intellectual pursuit of fractions of seconds at traffic lights, or while removing lint from the dryer lint trap. And then I submerge again beneath the surface of thought into the vortex of quotidian events. 'Til next time.

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Sackcloth and ashes

| We should take no joy in the political death of Bill Clinton
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/26/00, 12:00 am

A thing scarier, more terror-inspiring than any script to hatch from the mind of Rod Serling unfolded before our eyes in 1998; and it didn't make a whit of difference if you were Democrat or Republican because no one was excused from this preview showing.

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The living room

| The place where an unlikely pair of fishermen cast their nets
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/19/00, 12:00 am

Tucked into an endless commercial strip-a Dunkin Donuts, a smattering of real estate agents, an oversaturation of T-shirt stores, and other Cape Cod artifacts-was once an unprepossessing family residence. Unlikely danger. A divine ambush.

It was 1974 by the clock, the winding down of Nam. Five years after Woodstock and four years before Jim Jones's Guyana.

That is to say, it was the last sputtering gasps of bellbottoms, of the omnipresent whiff of illegal substances, of unbounded terrible possibility.

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