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.

Friday, April 17, 2015

1954 Chevrolet 210 Townsman

We caught the Chevy at last weeks' swap meet in Arundel ME. Today: have just arrived at our home on the Blue Hill Peninsula. When we left a week ago snow was still thigh deep but after a week of balmy 60s and bit of rain it has shrunk: there's 80% bare ground. The smell of ground means Spring is here and irrevocable. Now we have to get out on the water somehow. SCOUT wont be ready to launch for another 6 weeks.  The payback for Maine winter is Maine spring, especially right now, when everything is bare, just starting to show green,  the sky is full of light, and the frogs are peeping in the ponds. New moon or near tonight and I noticed coming over the bridge at Blue Hill Falls that low tide was exceptionally 
Hey, Alex Emond caught one of these wagons in Banff last year. 

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