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Gravity is not just a good idea, it’s the law

This last week I read Maximilian Werner’s Gravity Hill (University of Utah Press, 2013). I’m glad I did. Although there are plenty of stories in the book about a young man growing up in Salt Lake City with other young people … Continue reading

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. . . evenly knotted barbed wire fences

A couple of weeks ago John Fowles, a former student of mine when I was teaching in the BYU Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, wrote me from China, where he was on business. “I’ve been reading your ‘non-memoir’ Immortal for … Continue reading

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Immortal for Quite Some Time — Time Moves On

Yesterday would have been my brother John’s 66th birthday. June 3rd. Since 1991 that date has been a reminder to me, an occasion to reflect again on fraternity and loss. Yesterday passed without a thought. Today, writing about my friend … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

  My dad, just out of high school, on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for flight training. This led to his service as navigator of a B-29 flying from Tinian and Iwo Jima to bomb Japan. Here’s what I write … Continue reading

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Another Dose of Immortality

[watercolor by John Abbott]   Horror Vacui   The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen … Continue reading

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Feature article on Immortal for Quite Some Time

For the Salt Lake Tribune, Ellen Weist read my book in conjunction with Brooke Williams’ new book and, I think, they make a good pairing. Maybe it’s part of the work of a writer to dance with those who have … Continue reading

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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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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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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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