Between Winter and Spring


About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at
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2 Responses to Between Winter and Spring

  1. Mike Roloff says:

    One l’il old crocus! Gosh, you poor Utes, you ought to come visit Seattle, all the trees have buds and a dozen of them are abloom, and the ground is flowering!


  2. Scott Abbott says:

    you’re on the pacific and at sea level. we’re 5500 feet higher and with no warming ocean. but by god it’s not a domesticated and plasticized crocus. it’s a native wildflower that comes up right after the snow recedes: a Wasatch bluebell. give me the snow and the later spring any day.


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