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.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

WWII Dodge & The Black Rock Desert & Blue Sky

"As an antidote [to Maine winter] here are a couple of shots from outside the salt belt...
...this one being the cab which was all that remained of a WW ii Dodge [right hand drive] documented by a friend of mine in 1970 on a trip north of Pyramid Lake and semi-immortalized by me as an Abandoned Car print in 1973 ["Xenobia Dodge";] and the fenders, which I thought I'd use on the '45 Chev but didn't coming from Brian's in American Canyon a couple of years ago...anyway, awhile back, having remembered the Dodge, I discovered the cab was at least still there on the desert so we went down with my flatbed trailer and a comealong one early summer morn and brought it up [as I may have mentioned to you earlier] to the Abandoned Carlife Refuge here on the Smoke salt, little rust, but most likely not what you're looking for as the days grow short down east...Hey; weren't you going to Marfa for the holidays?"--from Michael Moore, out in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

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