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.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

LA-NO-NYC Road Trip:The Grand Canyon

Becky Smith & Craig Manning are driving from LA to NYC via New Orleans this Christmas. Becky will be sending field notes & photos.
"We reached the Grand Canyon 30 minutes before dark.  Temperature, 25 degrees.  There had been a snowstorm 20 hours before.


"In the Grand Canyon, sunset is crisscrossed with contrails. My fingers are numb within seconds of jumping out of the truck, but I keep taking pictures of the contrails.  When we get back in the truck, we promise ourselves that we will hike down into the Canyon in the next year.  And I still have my big dream -raft trip down the Colorado"--B



 all images ©2012 Becky Jean Smith

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