Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

Jenee Darden speaking at Creative Mornings 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

Seductive Sunday
Meshell Ndegeocello, Outside Your Door

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Meshell Ndegeocello could turn me on singing the software agreement you approve before downloading to a computer. Ohhhh her voice. I remember first listening to "Let Me Have You" from the How Stella Got Her Groove Back soundtrack, which is my favorite song by her. At first I wasn't sure if it was a man or a woman singing because of the deepness of her voice. The blending tone of feminine and masculine is what makes her voice so enticing and rich. Ndegeocello is a hell of an artist. She's funk, hip hop, bluesy--all of that. The sista is a genius and can work the bass guitar.  I'm going to write more about her for this series but I want to do a little more research. I saw her perform in concert a few years ago and have a funny story to share. Meshell is a must see in concert. Real music. See for yourself below.