- 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 24 years--we're recyclers. I've published a book of stories NIGHT DRIVING (1987), and 2 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), and THE O'BRIENS, which came out in the US (Pantheon) and Canada (House of Anansi) in 2012. A book of stories TRAVELLING LIGHT comes out in May 2013. More of my book stuff at www.peterbehrens.org I'm a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
NPR likes trucks.
Here's a link http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/us/22ttnpr.html?_r=1 to a piece in the New York Times last week about our friend Tom Michael, founder and manager of Marfa's small but scrappy National Public Radio station, KRTS. Somehow the article does not mention that--as if singlehandedly sustaining NPR in Far West Texas isn't enough-- Tom is also, with his wife Katherine Shaughnessy, owner and manager of this large-but-scrappy F-250. The truck has had issues, but is settling down to dependability, with some attention from Ricky Rojo. That lemon/lime paint, which is original, has acquired a gorgeous, sun-faded W. Texas patina.
Check out KRTS "Radio for a Wide Range" on this link. http://www.marfapublicradio.org/
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