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 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.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Somerville, Mass.

Prospect Hill, Somerville
 It wouldn't be correct to call Somerville an Outer Borough of Cambridge. It's an independent city and in its way just as various as Cambridge. Historically working class and significantly Italian-American, though very diverse now. Davis Square is very hip and feels more like Harvard Square in its heyday than Harvard Square does.
Somerville does not do sedate, or magnificent: there's no neighborhood there like Brattle Street in west Cambridge. Some handsome big houises up on Prospect Hill, though. We biked all over Somerville last weekend and one of the many things the city has is hills.  Lots happening in Somerville. Almost, but not quite, reasonable rents.
East Somerville
E. Somerville
x-Fire Hall, Broadway, E. Somerville
Broadway, E. Somerville
Broadway, E. Somerville

Davis Square

Broadway, E. Somerville
E. Somerville
E. Somerville
diner, Davis Square

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures. I would love to visit some day. I love the architecture of these houses. Thanks for posting.

    Greg

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