- 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, October 31, 2015
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Thursday, October 29, 2015
from Guido Goluke, the translator, in the Netherlands: "... my very favourite truck: the Mercedes Unimog. As a kid I used to wonder at the promo photos, in which the Unimog cleared a ditch with the front and rear axles crossed like the bones on the Jolly Roger flag, while schlepping an immense log out of a forest. So the little bridge on one of the pictures is totally unnecessary, the agile beast will climb onto the road without any problem."--GG
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
And then these two old stalwarts across the road...nicely balanced, well-cared-for, and probably have been there a hundred years.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Can't we send Donald back to where he came from? Somewhere far away. Queens, maybe. Somewhere way out there, past Flushing.
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Monday, October 26, 2015
It's salty out there on the islands in Georgia Strait; also very green, by late October, after a parched summer. Winter rains haven't really set in yet, but there's been enough precipitation to restore the many-layered, jungle-green of life on West Coast of Canada. I caught the Jimmy on Cortes Island while heading for the water taxi across Desoaltion Sound to Campbell River, and the long ride home to Cambridge, Mass. via LA. Hope to be back on Cortes next fall to lead another writing workshop at Hollyhock Institute. We know a herd of these trucks in Marfa, where rust is not an issue.
|looking southeast from Hollyhock beach, Cortes Island.|
Saturday, October 24, 2015
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Monday, October 19, 2015
Eric Blake's photo of Aphrodite at the Brooklin Boatyard. I remember watching her puffing into Center Harbor some years back, before her restoration. The skipper gunned her in, puffing smoke, on what sounded like, and probably was, the last gasp of her engine. She was a rambling wreck with great bones. Built for Jock Whitney in 1937 for fast stylish commuting from home, on the North Shore of L.I., to Wall Street. Quicker than taking L.I.R.R. and the subway.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
I'm reading The Letters of E.B. White, the edition that was put together by his granddaughter, Martha White. E.B. of course lived in North Brooklin, our neck of the woods. In a letter from 1939 that I read today, he mentions owning a truck. Have to track down a photo of that truck. Stay tuned. Meanwhile I found this one about a mile down the road from the house where E.B. and Katherine White lived.