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.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chrysler New Yorker in Colorado Springs

I've been teaching at Colorado College this month. The recent posts have been photographs made between 3 and 4 in the afternoon when I escape my office at CC to ride a bike around the wonderful neighborhoods adjacent to the campus. Colorado weather, Colorado light,  in October is pretty hard to beat. Unfortunately these completely sane neighborhoods morph into a large,  mean sprawl. Which I blogged about on a Huffington post this week in, The Geography of Lonely. Never have seen so many pawn shops--except maybe in El Paso, Texas another town with a big military population.
        Also passed what looked to be a drive-in mortuary.
Just after I had arrived in Colorado from the Netherlands, a piece of my fiction, Cup of Tea appeared in the (Toronto) Globe & Mail ("Canada's National Newspaper"). It will appear in my short story collection Traveling Light, coming out next summer, but it's also a fragment of a novel-in-progress.
And, BTW, here's a New Yorker (1952?) I came across while biking the 'hood. Very original, I believe.

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