Everyone lives a personal “hero’s journey”.
The Bumpy Road shows how culture clash is a muse for creative transformation. It tells the story of childhood followed by adolescent confusion.
A boy struggles to become a man by buying into institutions that did not work for him: marriage to a woman whose entire self-concept was tied to “the relationship”; academia where as a science student success is about publish or perish; the old boy club where lies and back-stabbing were rampant.
The 60’s culture came and personal chaos ensued. Relying on mental hospitals to correct these institutional evils created new problems. But the human spirit is resilient.
The Bumpy Road details how the habit of going to the hospital for help was broken and how a new artistic identity emerged. Exposure to cultural diversity provided opportunities. New struggles and successes were encountered in Mexico.
Reading The Bumpy Road promotes self-examination and encourages transformation