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…

Prince is Gone

My Ultimate Prince CD collection 
I'm kicking myself for not seeing Prince when he was in Oakland last month. I've never been to a Prince concert and wanted to go. I heard he was singing slow music. I didn't buy a ticket because I wanted to see him really rock out for my first concert. Big mistake!

I saw photos of friends on social media who went to his last concert and they looked like they just came from having good sex. LOL What do you expect? It's Prince.

I'm still in shock over his death and will have more to say later. My first blog post was about Prince. We lost a genius. We lost a man who didn't give a damn if people thought he was weird. We lost a man who lived by his own rules. We lost a courageous man who fought the music industry for ownership of his art. We lost a philanthropist who spoke out against injustices. We lost a brotha like no other. We lost a beautiful, sensual soul. We lost a king in music who reigned in purple. An icon who showered our souls with Purple Rain. We lost an icon. We lost a prince at 57. We lost Prince.

Here's an interview on Prince's philanthropy, that many of us didn't know about.





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  1. This hurts my soul. I teared up. I grew up on his music! And had his cassette tapes. I bet your dad had a couple too. :)

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    1. My dad is a HUGE music fan. He might still have Prince's album. My father has always had a serious music collection. But I'm still in disbelief that Prince is no longer on this planet.

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