- Brooklin, Maine, United States
- 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). Novel # 3, KARIN, will be out from Pantheon (US) and House of Anansi (Canada) in March 2016. More of my book stuff at www.peterbehrens.org I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I've been teaching at Colorado College, Wichita State, and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Now that they're available in the US, the design will start super-sizing until soon the point of the original (small, neat, economical efficient, hardworking) will be lost, as they become another swollen myth-vehicle...like the F-150 (sorry, I meant F-350 of course)...This truck reminds me--it has the gestalt of--one of those megachurches you see out there in the exurban heartland...Kind of defensive. Shiny, but kind of angry, too. Over several tops. Kind of an assault rifle of a truck.
Posted by autoliterate at 1:38 PM
Chase's Daily in Belfast, and half an hour later crossed the Penobscot Narrows Bridge into Hancock County. It's the final week for the Verso paper mill at Bucksport, which is shutting down after 84 years.
Posted by autoliterate at 10:22 AM
My plainjane 850 station wagon is the direct descendant of this machine, but my '97 5-speed was about the last one made before Volvo wagons became über-fancy mom cars with infotainment systems and leather everything. This car is at Alan's Volvo shop in Portland, Maine.
Posted by autoliterate at 9:59 AM