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 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.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

49 Ford Deluxe (& that desert light)

                 Smoke Creek Desert, Washoe County, NV.
"While drilling a well in 1995 we took advantage of having an articulated loader on site to move this '49 Ford Deluxe coupe onto railroad ties stacked in the remains of the the corral at Parker Ranch so the new owner of the property could get to the house. If only to tear it down and build a new one. The Ford, though elevated, remains oriented exactly as it was when blocking the driveway.

"Like most things in rural Nevada this little monument is shot full of holes - and that IS a woodrat nest up inside.  True ratrod...or woodrat highrise?  You be the judge."--MSM

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