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, June 24, 2012

1954 Dodge truck & Robert Goulet & Grizzly

This from Alex Emond in Banff, today. I hope he gets the truck.

 I'm in love. Giddy as a schoolgirl. I know this old belonged to my deceased (by about 8 years)neighbour, Art Homer. Art was an Englishman, a bachelor, who worked as a painter for Parks Canada. Kind of an introverted curmudgeon unless you knew him and then he was the salt of the earth. Anyway this truck outlasted him and then somebody inherited it and did a few little things to it to get it safety-checked and now I see it is for sale. So, I'm going to have to look into this... I'll get on it tomorrow. Despite my abject poverty I have to find out the price. It's a sweet truck even if it is a little long in the tooth. Not that far gone. I mean, it's freakin' Job-Rated!---AE
P.S. Found this Robert Goulet record yesterday.... a good Canadian boy with disturbingly perfect hair.
A grizzly sighting from Alex earlier this week 
"It's not a truck but almost as big. The dogs and I walked smack into this easygoing grizzly yesterday evening on the trail to the Cascade River from the Norquay Ski Hill. Threw it into reverse and after a half kilometer retreat we went up and around his holiness to get past it and back on the trail.  Really cool in a sick sort of way."-AE

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