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, June 7, 2015

Buddhist Power Wagon

from Michael Moore: 
"So I was reading Peter Coyote’s recent memoir “The Rainman’s Third Cure” which after many wanderings and tales outrageous ends with him, by then [and now, no lie] an ordained Buddhist priest, with his college friend Terry Bisson taking delivery of the Dodge portrayed here from Vintage Power Wagons in Iowa and heading west to the accolades it well deserves …at some gas stop in the heartland an old guy shouts out “great vehicle”, which by coincidence also describes a Buddhist philosophy [as opposed to the “lesser vehicle”; you’d have to read into his succinct exposition to really get the full import; page 270]…"--MSM

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