I love Big Sur (grew up in Nor. Cal, near the coast and among the redwoods). And I love Henry Miller (first trip to Paris, I read Tropic of Cancer cover-to-cover, absolutely stunned). So when I got the chance to contribute to Public Fiction‘s second issue THE GOLD RUSH/MANIFEST DESTINY (coinciding with LA’s Pacific Standard Time), I figured a story on my West Coast road trip to the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur to be a perfect fit. Thank you Lauren Mackler for inviting me to contribute. An issue that’s so much about promises, impulses, ambition and transformation strikes a chord with me and so many of us here in LA and in the wild, wild west!