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.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Texas Panhandle


                                                                                          Nijmegen March 2013
                                                                                      Colorado Springs 2013

American Houses: Franklin Street, Colorado Springs

The Old Truck Rescue Project: 1941 GMC

Jonathan Sachs
I'm guessing at the age of this truck. It's one of Dave Jones' collection near Sprague, Washington. Jonathan Sachs photo.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Absolutely Standard Nijmegen

Nijmegen street. Vernacular. Terraced houses. My guess, early 20th c. Very Dutch, very ordinary, very pleasing and effective.

No Fear: Dutch Architecture

Some of the Dutch architecture of the last couple of decades is excellent, some of it isn't.  But most of it is bold. These buildings are on the campus of Radboud University in Nijmegen. For contrast: the Nijemegan stadtshaus, originally 17th century.
reconstructed mid-19th.

Renault 4 La "Quatrelle"

Looks like ex- French post office.  I think it's tough to get older vehicles registered in some of them end up in The Netherlands.

Roadside New Mexico: Bill Burleson

all images©2013 JW Burleson