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.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

1947 Dodge COE

Between paragraphs of the novel I gave myself 45 minutes to bike around the Patty Jewett neighborhood here in Colorado Springs. PJ-the-'hood is adjacent to the Patty Jewett Golf Course,"Third oldest public golf course west of the Mississippi." There's a bunch of AL posts on houses and streets in this district, including Franklin StreetYampa Street. and Monument Street. And a bunch of intriguing vehicles including this 1947 Dodge COE. Needs work, but very beautiful in its blunt postwar style. Machines like this--trucks that look like trucks, not cartoons of trucks--speak to a time when things were actually made in the USA. One of these was for sale last year on the H.A.M.B.

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