Arriving at around midnight I felt distinctly unsafe. There were people everywhere but it just didn't feel right.
The following day I walked along the promanade and encountered more homeless people than I had seen in all the other cities combined. One guy was really keen for me to give him my jacket. As the day got busier and more people filled up the walk way they seemed to fade into the fabric of the life parade. Walked to the Santa Monica Pier and back and along the way saw some incredibly beautiful homes. Sunset on the boulavard was beautiful, straight out of a movie.
I used to live in New Zealand until life changed. At 50 years of age I was made redundant from a career that I knew well. My twenty five years as a Commercial Real Estate Specialist was over. So I went home and rennovated the kitchen and totally landscaped the back yard before I joined forces with a couple of my University colleagues and started a new business. What a blast that was, starting from the ground up with everything in front of us. The business took off.
Then one Sunday in August 2008, I went to Church and from out of the blue I crashed big time. I later learnt that I was having... full info