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My husband and I are musicians. And we’re parents. Our “backstage” experiences with our son (our little frog) deeply affect us and our music. Recent insights:

Nick Offerman is hilarious. His Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson is even funnier. And the mandate in Offerman’s book spurred me on to action today:

“Choose your favorite spade and dig a small, deep hole… Bury your cell phone and then… do something with your hands instead of kill time on your phone device.”   

Of all my bad habits, compulsive phone fiddling is fairly low on the dysfunction meter for me (especially since I took my Facebook App OFF of my phone!). Still, I do check email more than I need to and I love the reminder to DO and MAKE stuff.  And I appreciate Offerman’s passion that MAKING stuff brings a sense of accomplishment and involvement, that “the people making stuff are generally less wealthy but much happier overall. Less bored, less bitter, more satisfied.”

How great to create. How important it is to be in charge of how and what you think! Heavenly on a sunny Spring day, and life saving during times of darkness and despair.

Leap, Little Frog

a musician's musings on nesting, being creative, traveling, and parenting