Trucks, cars, highways, landscape, good writing.
"You cannot travel on the path, before you have become the Path itself."
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.
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.
from Alex Emond our man in the Canadian Rockies and the high dry old truck habitat of southwest Saskatchewan:
"I finally got out to Ponteix, Sask. just for 4 days. As you know ( I think ) I moved to a different house in Banff and that was an epic job, partly because I repainted this new house, head to toe, before moving. I was in the other place for a heavy decade so there was a lot of stuff to handle. Pretty much settled into Beaver Street and hope to get a heavy decade out of this location, if I need to. Can't predict much, it seems .
"On Saturday I drove over to Mossbank, Sask., and here was this robin's egg Chevy posing in the magic light."--AE