April 30th, 2019

The Light Years by Chris Rush teaser

Watch the teaser trailer for THE LIGHT YEARS by Chris Rush, a joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history.

Read more about the book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/978037...

Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade.

His older sister Donna introduces him to the charismatic Valentine, who places a tab of acid on twelve-year-old Rush’s tongue, proclaiming: “This is sacrament. You are one of us now.”

After an unceremonious ejection from an experimental art school, Rush heads to Tuscon to make a major drug purchase and, still barely a teenager, disappears into the nascent American counterculture. Stitching together a ragged assemblage of lowlifes, prophets, and fellow wanderers, he seeks kinship in the communes of the west. His adolescence is spent looking for knowledge, for the divine, for home. Given what Rush confronts on his travels—from ordinary heartbreak to unimaginable violence—it is a miracle he is still alive.

The Light Years is a prayer for vanished friends, an odyssey signposted with broken and extraordinary people. It transcends one boy’s story to perfectly illustrate the slow slide from the optimism of the 1960s into the darker and more sinister 1970s. This is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself.
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the illusion of individual freedom in the pyramid of global order

It is 11:44 AM Tuesday late morning here in West Michigan. It is another cold gray damp day. It is predicted to rain this afternoon.

I had thus far a normal day. I got up this morning around 6:15 AM. I ate breakfast and then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then read all morning from a book titled, 'Preaching Romans: Four Perspectives' Scot McKnight & Joseph B. Modica, editors.

Carol got home from work around 8:45 AM and went to bed around 9:30 AM. She is off the next couple of nights from work.

This morning landscapers came and trimmed trees and bushes. I hope nothing was destroyed by the radical trimming. I love our Nature Kingdom and I was disturbed in my soul this morning hearing chain saws ripping into plants, trees, and bushes. But Carol wanted the trimming done so what could I do but pray that nothing dies due to the savage attack on our Nature.

There is really nothing else to report this morning. It is almost Noontime here where we live out our existence.

Last night I made a video after Carol left for work. I read last night from a book I got in the mail yesterday titled, 'Only Americans Burn In Hell' a novel by Jarett Kobek.

I have no plans for the rest of this day. I will close to drift.
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