Eagle Nest, New Mexico, 2012. “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 an '86 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of '97 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 24 years-we're recyclers. I've published 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS (2012), and 2 collections of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my book stuff at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'll be teaching at Colorado College and Wichita State in 2013-14.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Terry Allan: Gimme a Ride to Heaven, Boy

from Michael S Moore, in southern Colorado: "I was so stoked to get Trigger running that I jammed her down in gear** [low low, fortunately] and drove off the hill without considering the complete lack of brakes...
                                                       all photos ©2013 Michael S Moore



..."Fortunately the gearing and slight incline before hitting the clothesline prevented a Laundry Disaster. Needs plugs; needs, um, brake fluid [at a minimum] but...runs! -

**That would be from Terry Allen's "Gimme a Ride to Heaven, Boy", which, given your Texas propensities, you might want to check out if you don't know the damn thing by heart already..."-MSM

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