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.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Canadian Space

I like the Netherlands a lot. The cities are intriguing and lively, and the landscape is not a mess. The Dutch version of patriotism is exercised less in blowhard sentiment about their own innate uniqueness and wonderfulness, as God's chosen people; more in meticulous care of their actual Dutch ground. Most of which was claimed from the sea, with a good deal of effort. They seem to value every square centimeter.
               However, I do miss the wilds and the mysteriousness of Canadian space. Which is why I'm posting a bunch of images of a trip from Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) via Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) to Denman Island in November.

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