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.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Overnight at Walmart: from the NYT

“You’re going to see a lot of folks out here running from something,” said a man who identified himself only as Sunny. He posed with a stuffed animal of an amphibian named Fabian for a portrait in his R.V. in a Walmart parking lot in Asheville, N.C. He added: “For the first time in my life I’m not running from anything. I guess I was running from myself.”
 A piece in the NYT on Walmart's policy of letting people overnight in its parking lots, and the culture that's emerged in that scene.....
Overnight in Walmart Parking Lots: Silence, Solace and Refuge



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