Maynard Bray photos. 34’ lobsterboat, built in 1961 by Makinen Brothers 1961 South Thomaston, Maine. Here's a piece in the Island Journal about Maine lobstering today.
- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- 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 www.peterbehrens.org 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, May 30, 2021
With a change of jobs and a relocation to New Hampshire long delayed because of the pandemic, it was time to let some things go. I couldn't bear to give up on my pickup yet (it is completely disassembled for restoration) but the big truck has been passed along. I kept the hood but posted this for free on a Facebook group that is for fans of these 1942-47 Ford trucks. The new owner already had the engine turning over and is hoping to have it running soon. When it left for another upstate NY town east of Rochester, it was the first time since new that the truck has been out of Monroe County NY. I was sad to see it go, but grateful to have it in the hands of someone that wants to bring it back to life and avoid the scrap yard. Life moves on..."
Friday, May 28, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021
AL caught another L'master in Kansas a while back..
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
I like being with you all night with closed eyes.
What luck—here you are
along the stars!
I did a road trip
all over my mind and heart
there you were
kneeling by the roadside
with your little toolkit
Give me a world, you have taken the world I was
AL: here's a 1968 MGB we caught in Portland, Maine. And Bruce Willard's MG poem. And an MGB-GT we found on a cold day in Holland. Then there's the "white sports car" referenced in this Peter Behrens short story, The Smell of Smoke, which was, in fact, a 1964 MGB.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
From Alex Emond: This truck was parked in a fenced , private lot so I just took this shot . Just east of Medicine Hat, Alberta. The wheels make me assume that there's more going on than I can see. Mighty fine .... here's some Saskatchewan landscape ... down in the Grasslands .
Friday, May 21, 2021
From Craig Manning At the car wash, Mar Vista, L.A. See our post on Kristin Bedford and the lowriders of LA. And see our post Craig Manning and the girl who jumped in the truck.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
the still operating Jeep I found at a sugar house. I do miss two tone trucks, the Jeep lines were made for the extra color."
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Astounding, when ya think of it, that a civilization that can fly a helicopter on Mars gets a significant portion of its earth-bound energy and communications delivered through sagging networks of wooden poles and wire strung above city streets.