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.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

I'm glad to report the  photos below were taken one week after the photo above. The Friendship sloop 'Jabberwocky' was floated on the high tide after @8 hours on that ledge. No damage apart from scrapes to her bottom paint. Everyone sailing in Maine hits rock sooner or later.  This particular ledge is in Eggemoggin Reach between Conary's I. and White's I.
Friendship sloops were the last inshore fishing and lobstering boats in wide use before the Maine lobster (motor) boat came into wide use around 1915-20.

1 comment:

  1. Long live the adventures of Jabberwocky and it's owner!