Empathy You walk into the event with your arms full of children. Your hands are sticky from a morning of half eaten honey toast, your head aching from occasional shrieks of joy, and frequent cries of dismay. The flurry and push to get out the door to something the kids want to go to astounds...Continue reading
Membership Drive Results -- in Poetry form by Paige I begin with a goal-- 400 new members-- that seems reasonable enough. After all I watched "Field of Dreams" with Kevin Costner in 1989. "If You Build it They Will Come." I'll put this out to our audience and they will come... They don't. 1989 was...
Paige the bobcat circa 2010 photo credit Caroline Colvin. I've been dressing up like a bobcat on stage since 2008. And I don't want to stop. So I'm releasing my inner bobcat and fighting for my work as an artist and performer. It's the fight of a mother/provider, it's the fight of an animal, it's...Continue reading
SUPERMOON CONCERT, DOWNTOWN BOULDER November 27 • 3:30pm Get your tickets now for our family-friendly Thanksgiving weekend show and happy hour at Supermoon! November 27 at 3:30. Supermoon's signature kids' menu will be available all night long. It doesn't get hipper than this! BOULDER JCC CHANUKAH CONCERT December 5 • 11am Catch this interactive outdoor musical...
We (Jeff and Paige) are doing something wild. We need 400 new Jeff and Paige members by the end of 2021. We are continuing to believe in the power of music, community and science and nature education. It’s our biggest campaign yet! Yes, the pandemic has played a role, but it’s also been a teacher...Continue reading
Community Supported Music Membership With Jeff & Paige It's like Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)... but for music! The Jeff and Paige Membership asks you to invest a monthly amount (or pay annually and receive a 10% discount) to allow us to provide you with all sorts of goodies throughout the year, both in-person and...Continue reading
March 2020 -- The Laugh Beyond Anxiety We are watching Every. Single. Carefully booked. Gig, camp, and public appearance in our 2020 projected earnings budget disappear. It is shocking, so shocking that when I talk with a colleague about it and they ask “Are you stressed, How are you holding up?” I laugh. “This, this...
This was a man who wanted to escape “Into the Alpine” and take my bicycle and ride to the periphery. This was a man who wanted to disconnect from the human community in order to delve deeper into the natural world. Now, at the age of 39, with a 4-year old of my own and a new little one on the way, I’m way more likely to take a short walk in the field behind our house with Paige and Wolf than to explore those alpine valleys where wildflowers grow.Continue reading
It’s 9pm. I emerge groggy-eyed from our son, Wolf’s, bedroom.
“Flubbsies?” Jeff asks.
”Mmmmhmm.” I reply. Flubbsies is our word for this moment of coming out of a darkened bedroom, bleary-eyed, squinting at the light, after falling asleep putting the kid to bed.
”So you want to rehearse that new song for Sunday?” Jeff asks.
A moment of annoyance passes through. Not at all!
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