July 4th party, around 1990, on the roof of the building I was temporarily managing. The El Dorado Apartment at 21 Westminster and Ocean Front Walk in Venice. This became my home neighborhood for the next 12 years, which entailed a lot of different experiences, and meeting a lot of different people.
Venice is the place where my grandfather, Jimmy Wood, winter quartered to his circus in the 40’s. And where we came back to in the mid 70’s, after traveling and living all over the country. The place where we could finally make friends that would last a lifetime.
A place diverse and varied in it’s people and ideas, but also like a small town that just happens to be sandwiched between the beach and a huge city. A true crossroad of the world, where my friends from around the globe come to. Where individuality is the uniform and expression is uninhibited. Where I first fell in love, and first did most things I probably shouldn’t have. When I travel, I still love to come back, because I always run into a familiar face, that makes it home for me.