Taking a Piece of a Country

"Rivers and mountains are more easily changed than a man's nature." -Chinese proverb This weekend, I strolled along the Venice Canals. They're a residential section of west Los Angeles dotted with man-made canals, arched bridges, and custom homes. The area was developed by Abbot Kinney, who wanted to replicate Italy and create a "Venice of America." Besides being a tranquil setting, this location reminds me of the creativity that can spring forth from one man's mind. He truly moved land … [Read more...]