"The Fargo has become part of the landscape. Note the way they made the open flaps in the hood to help with overheating."---AE
- 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, November 29, 2014
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.
Posted by autoliterate at 10:43 AM
Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Bill Grant's boatyard: Bill was doing a brake job on the truck. Seems to be running, and stopping, pretty well now. We saw it at the dump. Have you ever noticed that most people at the town dump seem cheerful ? Much perkier than the crowd at, say, Walmart. Past a certain point, throwing stuff away just feels better than acquiring more.
Posted by autoliterate at 3:39 PM
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Now that they're available in the US, the design will start super-sizing until soon the point of the original (small, neat, economical efficient, hardworking) will be lost, as they become another swollen myth-vehicle...like the F-150 (sorry, I meant F-350 of course)...This truck reminds me--it has the gestalt of--one of those megachurches you see out there in the exurban heartland...Kind of defensive. Shiny, but kind of angry, too. Over several tops. Kind of an assault rifle of a truck.
Posted by autoliterate at 1:38 PM
Chase's Daily in Belfast, and half an hour later crossed the Penobscot Narrows Bridge into Hancock County. It's the final week for the Verso paper mill at Bucksport, which is shutting down after 84 years.
Posted by autoliterate at 10:22 AM