- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- 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, September 7, 2013
1947 Dodge COE
Between paragraphs of the novel I gave myself 45 minutes to bike around the Patty Jewett neighborhood here in Colorado Springs. PJ-the-'hood is adjacent to the Patty Jewett Golf Course,"Third oldest public golf course west of the Mississippi." There's a bunch of AL posts on houses and streets in this district, including Franklin Street, Yampa Street. and Monument Street. And a bunch of intriguing vehicles including this 1947 Dodge COE. Needs work, but very beautiful in its blunt postwar style. Machines like this--trucks that look like trucks, not cartoons of trucks--speak to a time when things were actually made in the USA. One of these was for sale last year on the H.A.M.B.
Posted by autoliterate at 11:30 AM