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

No Eclipse Glasses? Grab a Cereal Box

My cereal box turned pinhole camera

At first I planned on watching the eclipse on television. Then I got caught up in the hype. By the time I decided to join the eclipse party, all of the viewing glasses were gone from my local library. I went old school and made an eclipse viewer out of a cereal box.

ABC 7 Bay Area Meteorologist Drew Tuma created a fun and helpful DIY video on how to make a pinhole camera from a cereal box. More than likely, you have everything needed in your home: cereal box, tape, scissors, pen, white sheet of paper and foil. This can be a fun and quick project with the kids. Remember DO NOT LOOK INTO THE SUN.

 Have fun!