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 a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hockey Night in Canada

Okay, time for a little nationalism. Cousins Rob and Sandy Macdougall came down to Maine from Montreal today, Rob very worried that he wouldn't be able to catch the Stanley Cup Finals series on TV here in the US of A. But our Brooklin friend and neighbor, Bill Mayher, ex-varsity University of New Hampshire, has widescreen HD, and since NBC has deigned to broadcast the games in the US we were able to watch Vancouver Canucks beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 tonight: Rob and I are the only Vancouver fans in the great State of Maine. 
               To celebrate, Autoliterate presents a Chevrolet Maple Leaf, photo courtesy of our Alberta/Saskatchewan correspondent, Alex Emond. It's a fire truck from the town of Abbey, Saskatchewan that has outlasted several dozen Dalmatians. 
               Almost all Canadian built GMC pickups prior to 1953 used the Chevrolet 216 engine, not the 228 and 248 GMC type placed in U.S. trucks. The Canadian Chevrolet using the larger GMC 228 and 248 was the "Maple Leaf".


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