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, March 4, 2017

Guadalupe County, New Mexico

I'm in Cambridge MA where the Autoliterate office is located in Harvard Square, in the same building ("Car Talk Plaza") as NPR's Click & Clack, The Tappet Brothers.  The guys haven't recorded in years--Ray died in 2014--but a "best of" show is still on the air. (Offices of Dewey Cheatem & Howe are 2 floors down.)
I'm thinking a lot about eastern New Mexico where a piece of my next novel is set. Guadalupe County. That's how this postcard photo (above) turned up--La Fiesta Cafe was in Santa Rosa, NM. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows that area--Puerto de Luna NM especially. I plan on a road trip later this spring. Autoliterate would very much like to post some jpegs of cars and trucks from New Mexico so if you got 'em, send 'em, please.
Below is from an eastern NM road trip in 2014.

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