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.

Monday, April 8, 2013

1950 Ford Country Squire

We were watching surf videos at breakfast this morning, at maybe our favorite breakfast place in the world---Esau's, in Carpinteria, California. On Linden Avenue, a couple blocks up from the beach. Sea air blowing down the Ave., a bit of high cloud and morning fog, but no sign of the dreaded marine layer. Blue skies by noon, warm winds, and scents of lavender and sage while driving along Foothills Road to dodge the Sunday traffic on Hwy 101.  BB saw this Ford woody in Carp, late afternoon, the perfect hour for California light.

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