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.

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Fault lines

Voices | How can we define fairness in the case of Brandon Bostian?
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/24/17, 08:59 pm

If it had been concocted by a college ethics professor to test students’ grasp of the principles of fairness, you couldn’t have found a more challenging case than the Brandon Bostian story.

On May 12, 2015, the Amtrak train he was conducting accelerated to 106 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone at the Frankford Junction curve in Philadelphia, derailing the seven cars and resulting in the deaths of eight people and injury to over 150.

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The conundrum over commas

Essay | Punctuation can get in the way of a good time
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/11/17, 12:52 pm

There are minimalists and there are maximalists in punctuation and that’s OK. Although I could have said: There are minimalists and there are maximalists in punctuation, and that’s OK.

I am emboldened in this new liberation by a book I read on writing: Why Write? The author, University of Virginia professor Mark Edmundson, has sentences like the following throughout the book:

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Baffling bins

Voices | Confusing regulations on recycling are only the tip of the compost pile
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/06/17, 10:53 pm

Here is how work regulation works on me: If there is not enough of it, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do; if there is too much of it, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.

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