“One sure way to trigger writer’s block when blogging is to think, “I have to capture all my thoughts on this idea and write it about it definitively once and for all.””

Yep. That’s one reason I post more on Twitter and FB these days than my longer-fomat locations — their lean towards shortness seems to short-circuit that perfection compulsion.

My family isn’t quite as improvisational-musical as your dad and son, but I sang with my sisters a fair bit (mostly hymns and pop), and I treasure those memories.