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.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sandhill Cranes & 1954 Fargo

 From Alex Emond: "Just upstream from Val Marie, Saskatchewan the Frenchman River has been dammed to create a reservoir called Lake Newton. There is a huge common pasture around that lake ... nothing's been plowed. This is one area where the deer and the antelope play. Always good for birds. Those are Sandhill Cranes in the last shot. Way up high, with a plaintive , melodic cry...there were hundreds on the wing that mid-October morning.
          "The Fargo has become part of the landscape. Note the way they made the open flaps in the hood to help with overheating."---AE

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