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…

My Article on Janelle Monae in the Huffington Post

Janelle Monae, Janelle Monae, Janelle Monae! This woman is out of this world, futuristic funky and has voice that that would blow your socks if you wore them with snow boots in the winter. I saw her in concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles when she toured with Erykah Badu and Lupe Fiasco. Read my review of her performance and her art on the Huffington Post. Unlike so many other newcomers in music who sing and rap about the same stuff--money, women, sex and clubbing (yawwwnnnn), Monae is giving us substance. Her lyrics are clever and deep, she can sing. I'm not talking about she sounds good with autotone, but she studied music in New York. For all my readers in London she's headed your way July 1 and she's also going to be doing some stops for Lilith Fair in the U.S. I've been listening to her new album The ArchAndroid so much that when it's stuck in my head. So I had to stop. I haven't been this hyped over a female artist since Lauryn Hill.

Read my review on Huffington Post and let me know what you think. Comments are REALLY Appreciated.

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