In this absorbing narrative of personal evolution, Robert V. Hardy begins by sharing his small town experiences growing up in postwar Oregon. The author lays bare the thoughts and feelings of a young boy setting out on his long journey into manhood. Significant events lead him to forge a singular path through life, experiencing an extraordinary series of trials. The integral pieces of this mosaic ultimately come together, pointing the way for his later investigation of the world at large. This volume could easily be perceived as a truth-seeker's handbook. In it Hardy effectively captures those precious bits of knowledge and wisdom gleaned from wrestling with the hard realities of an unpredictable world. In doing so he has left us with a remarkable gift, the chronicle of a sixty-year process of maturation that cannot help but prove highly useful to anyone reading his story. The writer candidly reveals in dramatic detail and sharpened clarity, the peaks and valleys of his "Seasons of Passage."