Daily Dose of Immortality

I dream that I’m sitting in Grandma Abbott’s front room with several of my children and John, who lies on a couch reading a book. I explain to Nathan that I am willing to help execute John because the law requires it and John is willing to submit to what is required. It seems quite logical. Nathan goes away, and within the dream I fall into a light sleep. In that dreamed sleep, I am striking John’s head with a heavy object. I wake up into the first dream and declare to myself and then to the others that I won’t help execute John. They want an explanation.

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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 http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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