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, May 19, 2017

Odds & Ends: Dodge sheetmetal

Basha Burwell caught this rig in the parking lot of the New Hampshire State Liquor Store off I-95 a couple of miles north of the Mass. line. NH make money selling booze to Mass. residents, who can only buy in small, usually overpriced and understocked neighborhood liquor stores in the Bay State. What are the ethics of one state earning revenue selling booze & cigarettes in huge emporia located right on the interstates? (There are 18 miles of NH on I-95 between Mass. and Maine and easy-off 2 liquor barns in either direction.)
Oh well, no one ever said it was ethical. 
Live Free or Die. I never really believed that "or". Let's get real. Living free or not, it's still "and".

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