Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
Eagle Nest, New Mexico. “People like to drive because driving is actually and symbolically an almost perfect mechanism for escape…there is probably no human being who does not have troubles, real or imagined, from which he at times feels the need to flee.” George R. Stewart.


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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and an '86 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of '97 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 27 years--we're recycling. I've published 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS (2012), and 2 collections of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). Novel # 3, CARRY ME, will be out from Pantheon (US) and House of Anansi (Canada) in February 2016 and by Editions Philippe-Rey (Paris). More of my book stuff at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I've been teaching at Colorado College, Wichita State, and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I'll be a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right. It's free. Never an ad, never a sales pitch.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

1970 El Camino SS 354. Cambridge MA

A very fast very cool cheese wagon. There are not a lot of El Caminos in Cambridge, it's a Volvo town. Except for a herd of Porschae driven by IT starter-uppers down in Kendall Square and Area 4.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Citroën 2CV Special

photographs ©Anne Lennox 2016. She spotted the 2CV in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

'50 Mercury Lead Sled, The Big Island

from Colin Washburn: "Whoever owns this lime green Merc works at the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory in Kawaihae, Big Island..."

Saturday, May 21, 2016

1956 Plymouth Savoy

It's up on Craigslist in Port Townsend, Washington. $7500 

Redbrick Manhattan

I have been spending a lot of time in New York this spring, mostly in Manhattan. Always interested to catch the bones of an older city, faced in stone or brick, which still show through Manhattan steel and glass, even midtown. East Forties, above.
 E. 11th St., above & below

 Washington Square
 Chelsea, Edward Hopper Light

 Street Punk
 W. Village

Street punk and mother.
 West Village

 Upper West Side, Riverside Drive

 Upper West Side, Riverside Drive 

E. 11th St., above and below. 

 Glucksman Ireland House NYU, Fifth Avenue near Washiungton Square
 No fooling around.
 Midtown, I think. Or Upper East, 7os. 

 Woolworth Bldg.?

 Broadway, downtown. 


Woolworth Bldg. 

Midtown, East Side.

Friday, May 20, 2016