Monthly Archives: February 2017

The World’s Most Perfect Obituary

Brooke Williams has just reviewed my Immortal for Quite Some Time for Salt Lake’s 15 Bytes. The review begins with these paragraphs: The first thing I read on opening Scott Abbott’s Immortal for Quite Some Time was that “This is not a … Continue reading

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Clouds

A sequence of photos taken yesterday give a sense for the changing sky.

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When Non-Readers Review

They did, in fact, publish it. Good for them. The reviewer, who responded, didn’t engage with any of my points. … After the New York Review of Books published an aggressively idiotic review of The Moravian Night, I sent a letter to … Continue reading

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Walking the Body-Mind

Grateful to have an essay in the new issue of saltfront, sharing space with a beautiful poem by Heather Holland and a heartbreaking story by Larry Menlove. See their website HERE

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Daily Dose of Immortality

Good morning Terry, sunny here on our mountain for the first time in days. And a quiet Sun-day morning to read your book. I read it front to back and then again back to front. As you mentioned on facebook, … Continue reading

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Intellectual Arithmetic

My dad was a school teacher (vocational agriculture at first, then science and math for 7th grade). He became a Junior High principal and collected a few pedagogical chestnuts like this 1849 volume: Lest the inexperienced teacher lack the necessary … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

From Walter Jens’ history of the University of Tübingen: “In 1810 a student reported to the dean that a fellow student had saved him from drowning. The majority of the University Senate voted to award the Samaritan, but Chancellor Autenrieth … Continue reading

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Jazz for a Wintery Day

My son Tom makes his living in and around New York City with his clarinet and saxophones. Here’s a good recording of him with Baby Soda, a group of musicians devoted to jazz from early New Orleans.  

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Review of Immortal for Quite Some Time by Steve Peck

Steve posted these thoughts on Goodreads and on Amazon: Scott Abbott’s book was devastating. Its fearless reflections and meditations on his life and his brother, held a mirror to my own. The work left me with numerous questions about how I have … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Immortality

Can you do math? It’s a yes-or-no question. Give me the courtesy of a straight answer to my simple question. Yes. Try this then. There were three people who checked into a hotel room that cost thirty dollars a night. … Continue reading

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