Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book and building my speaking career! 
You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up. 
You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in age from 20's to 80's. Actor Luke Perry, my middle…

Check Out My Article on Teachers Talking Race

Hey Cocoa Fly Readers. Check out my article in the Fall 2009 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine. The magazine is run by the Southern Poverty Law Center. My article "Talking Race" is about how discussions on race need to happen in the classroom as well as the faculty. Apparently, race isn't discussed amongst teachers. How can instructors teach kids about race if they're not comfortable discussing it? There's some interesting stuff in the piece. You can read it here. Feel free to speak your mind on the article in Cocoa Fly's comments section.

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  1. Loved your article! I've always loved this publication. The SPLC puts out such great curricular materials, too.

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