Chapter 19 The Spectator Within

We reached California's coast after a long night's drive. We wanted anonymity, and with the tourist season in full swing, the misty wooded parks below Carmel were a wonderful respite from our Utah adventure. It would be an unlikely place for a terrorist to look for us. I needed time to think, to plan. With the September board meeting of WorldChemm approaching rapidly, I still had nothing to give them. Yet I felt strangely at peace. September would come soon enough.

Our camp at Big Sur was set amid old-growth coastal redwoods that towered over us, the tallest living things on the planet. The canopy made it barely possible for the sun to penetrate, and provided protection from the evening's drizzle. We slept solidly ...

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