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.

Monday, August 20, 2012

1960 Chevrolet Apache

from Michael S, Moore, on the road in southern Colorado:
             "Meanwhile, here in the increasingly hazy hinterlands of the southern Rockies, I espied a few curiosities on my own...first off his little collection of Fords 'n' Chevys (and maybe a fourdoor Dodge [?] on the trailer) by the railroad tracks in Walsenburg.
"The same outfit had this collection, in what seems more like running condition...
"A few miles west, at the foot of the nearly invisible Huajatollas [due to a persistent haze of dust from the drought on the plains] this '57 Fleetside and au natural 1928 Ford on a La Veta side street...
"The view from the alley revealed another treasure, a 1960 Apache under the shed...very like my first pickup; custom rims, but otherwise original...
"Off to New Mexico friday; maybe there'll be something worthy along the road."-MSM

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