Daily Dose of Immortality

Nearly four decades since I last attended church in my hometown, more than a decade since I left the Mormon Church, twenty years since I began writing after John’s death, a week after Barack Obama was elected to a second term, I went into the LDS Third Ward in Farmington, New Mexico.

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[Hidden Text by Frank McEntire]

Quotation from Immortal for Quite Some Time

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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2 Responses to Daily Dose of Immortality

  1. II. says:

    those photos and their accompanying words are all very lovely. this could be its own little companion book to immortality. and hidden text, so much is hidden and who knows what immortality hides… it’s nice to imagine it all nicely preserved in a pretty cupboard like this.
    merry christmas.

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    • Scott Abbott says:

      well thank you. my friend alex also thinks they are a little book. i’ve been looking at Alexander Kluge’s and Gerhard Richter’s book of photos and text. merry christmas to you as well!

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