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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Orphan County cars : 1950 Ford Custom; 1929 Ford. And Mother Jones

from Michael Moore in Walsenburg, Huerfano County, Colorado:"In town today there were these two Fords forlornly advertising the local industry, which seems to have devolved into people trying to sell overpriced "antiques" to passing tourists... A nice original two door sedan...[actually that's maybe a Chevy, now that I look at it !] [[Nah, it's Ford Town Coupe--AL]]

"Behind that a tractor [with model A wheel available for plucking from the fence behind it];
Just off Fourth Street, half a block east of our storage building and within sight of the Huerfano County courthouse, this shoebox... somebody once put a tarp over it, but they wandered off, alas...
That would be the courthouse in the background, on the steps of which Mother Jones proclaimed "if the men weren't man enough to go on strike the women will" either just before she was arrested or just after making bail around 100 years ago.  The Ludlow Massacre (AL-see  David Mason's novel-in-verse, Ludlow) soon followed, and the rest is history, as they say, ongoing; meanwhile we have this four-door from the fifties, languishing...

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