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, May 6, 2013

Advanced Design 1953 Chevrolet 3100 half-ton pickup, WoodenBoat, and "Aphrodite"

Sean McKay is working on this truck at his shop, Affordable Performance, on the Naskeag Road in Brooklin, Maine--a couple miles past The WoodenBoat School and the other end of town from Brooklin Boatyard. Speaking of BBY, I went down to Center Harbor yesterday, a good blue day, steady cold 15 knot breeze from NW. There are maybe a dozen boats out on their moorings so far. The season begins.

Here's Aphrodite at the BBY last year. A North Shore cruiser. Long Island to Wall Street. She was rebuilt and restored at Brooklin and comes back every year for a tune-up. There are a lot of very talented craftsmen in this little Maine town.

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