Owen Often Beside Himself

by Robert Rockwood



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/28/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781524554712
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781524554729
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 54
ISBN : 9781524554705

About the Book

This book describes the experiences of Owen, a psychically gifted young man who from early childhood was out of his body as often as he was in it. In elementary school, at recess, he performed mind reading and other demonstrations for his classmates. The children loved them, but the teachers and principal were aghast, especially when he performed a fake levitation. After he earned his PhD, as an assistant professor, he served as the subject for master’s level research in telepathy. In Key West, he used his psychic powers to locate a kidnapped child. At his next assistant professorship, he used his psychic powers too frequently, delighting the students but incurring the wrath of the administration. Summoned to the dean’s office and informed that his contract would not be renewed for the next year, Owen projected himself like a helium balloon out the dean’s open window and into the afterlife, leaving his dead physical body slumped in a chair.

About the Author

Robert John Remington Rockwood has a BA in English and German and an MA in English and Russian from the University of Miami and a PhD in English and linguistics from the University of Florida. He has done advanced study in historical linguistics at the University of North Carolina. For the years 1973–1974, he was a fellow of the Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University. Rockwood has studied the following languages and dialects: Latin, Greek, Gothic, Old Norse, Old English, Middle High German, Middle English, German, Russian, French, and Icelandic. Rockwood has served as a full-time faculty member at Florida Southern College, University of Florida, and Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1978 through 2001, he worked as an industrial technical writer, editor, and web designer at such companies as Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin), Unisys, and NCR. From 2002 through 2013, he taught online courses at the University of Phoenix. Too Often Beside Himself (2017) is Rockwood’s sixth book published by Xlibris. The others are the following: —Leopardo da Gotcha (2002) —The Passing of Merlin Zauber (2005) —The Last Ant (2007) —Dillon’s Rocking Bear Invisibility Chair (2013) —I Don’t Talk to Earthlings (2016) Robert Rockwood lives in Roswell, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta. His e-mail address is rockwood@mindspring.com. To learn more about him, visit his resume website www.rjrrockwood.com.