Andrée Seu Peterson

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

Canyons of steel

Faith & Inspiration | There’s something special about a metropolis like New York City
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/31/17, 12:26 pm

Maybe only in heaven will we know what music was. “What was that back there?” we’ll say. “And what witchcraft did it work on me, that it broke my heart, and I loved to have it so?”

Take “Autumn in New York,” by Vernon Duke: “Autumn in New York / Why does it seem so inviting? / Autumn in New York / It spells the thrill of first-nighting. / Glittering crowds / And shimmering clouds / In canyons of steel / Are making me feel / I’m home.”

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Phoning it in

Voices | The medium of radio hasn’t been a good place for my messages
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/10/17, 11:13 pm

Being on the radio is not what you think. I always thought it would be cool to be on the radio. When I was a child and Johnny Mathis and Mel Torme were singing in our living room on my mother’s transistor radio, I thought those guys were all in a big auditorium together, sitting on folding chairs and waiting their turns at the microphone.

That was a child’s misimpression. As an adult I had adult misimpressions. One was that a radio interview is where you get to say what you want to say and that the interviewer is really interested to hear your views.

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‘The end of a thing’

Voices | Sin may look attractive, but it leads down a terrible path
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 7/27/17, 04:41 pm

A brick of Oscar Wilde aged Irish cheddar sitting on my kitchen table has led to this meditation on a word from God: “Better is the end of a thing than its beginning” (Ecclesiastes 7:8). The label has a picture of the dandified playwright and this quote: “The only way to get rid of a temptation … is to yield to it.”

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