Eagle Nest, New Mexico, 2012. “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 an '86 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of '97 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 25 years--we're recyclers. I've published 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS (2012), and 2 collections of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my book stuff at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'll be teaching at Colorado College and Wichita State in 2013-14.

Monday, July 21, 2014

One Morning in Maine, part 2. "Cirrus"

One of the most beautiful boats in a harbor with an extraordinary fleet. Cirrus, built by Herreshoff, 1931, one of the  Fishers Island 31's, originally rigged as a sloop, converted to a yawl.

One Morning in Maine, part 1

1954 Mercury Sun Valley


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Linda Fleming's 1950 Chevrolet 3100 truck, Orphan County.

Photo courtesy of http://mikesmooreptgs.com/wordpress/?p=454

...with her steel sculpture, Glimpses, in the foreground.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

At the Brooklin Boat Yard

She's a 70-foot sloop, in progress. Very high tech. Frank Gehry one of the designers. The snow shovel  gives some sense of scale. We saw her flipped in June.

Truck Farm

 from Alex Emond , in south Saskatchewan:
"Somebody buy these trucks a beer.  You know these trucks still run fine , and they are no more for sale than Grandpa's ashes . Don't even ask, is my policy . A lot of farms will have a row of vehicles , representing the family history. Lately , however, there have been more scrap metal guys buying up old stuff and it's an unfortunate trend."-AE