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…

What Are They Thinking?
Happy Presidents' Day


Presidents G.H.W Bush, Obama, G.W. Bush,
Clinton and Carter
source: Beverly & Pack
 And you thought getting into a Hollywood club during NBA All-Star weekend was hard. No club is more exclusive then the Presidents Club.  This photo was taken around the time of President Obama's Inauguration in 2009. Notice all of the other presidents are smiling except Pres. Obama.  I wonder what they're thinking.

Pres. Bush: I'm going to have a long talk with my son when this is all over.

Pres. Obama: I gave this country so much hope. All I have to do is fix the economy, establish a health-care bill, develop an exit strategy for two wars, save Wall Street, get the girls a dog...Wait, what the hell am I getting myself into?

Pres. Bush: I am so outta here.

Pres. Clinton: Ahhh, yeah I still got it.

Pres. Carter: I'm the smartest guy in here. That new guy is gonna need all the luck in the world. Glad he isn't me.

What do you think was going on in their presidential minds? 



Source:Official White House photo
by Pete Souza
Taken Jan. 16, 2010
 I am so tired of the nasty partisanship
that has emerged in the last 10 years.  Pundents on air and online are reaping serious $$$ from stirring political tension. While everyone is giving the finger pointing fingers to the left, right and in-between look what's happening in the photo to the right. I remember times when they all took shots at each other during elections. But if  those three can be civil and work together, why can't Americans?

Enjoy your day off. Go to
the spa, get your nails done and take advantage of the good sales.  Or just spend the day in your pjs and don't do a darn thing.

Comments

  1. Great post, whenever I see a pic of the Presidents for some reason I always think of this band here in Seattle called the Presidents of the United States. Don't know why? Good band though. Happy President's Day.

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  2. Thanks! Hope yo had a nice holiday. What an interesting name for a band. I saw that they also go by PUSA and were throwing some concerts called PUSAFEST. Where do people come up with these names? :)

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