Tag Archives: Tom Paxton

Hell, We All Have Days Like That.

This week in 1980,  the Summer Olympics were being held in Moscow. Eighty nations were represented at the Moscow Games – the smallest number since 1956.  Led by the United States, 66 countries boycotted the games entirely because of the Soviet–Afghan War. … Continue reading

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Nothing New, Don’t Worry

First the Wuhan virus, then the Asian Murder Hornets and just this morning I read about vicious, swimming rabbits coming to savage us with razor sharp teeth. Such creatures are not new, however. Killer rabbits have been around since the … Continue reading

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Ol’ Black Eyes Nails It

It was the Summer of 1972 and having just a few dollars saved up, I went shopping with my grandparents at the Two Guys Department Store on Rt. 22 in Union, NJ. At the age of 12, my goal that … Continue reading

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It was around  1994 that I purchased Tom Paxton’s A Childen’s Christmas CD.  I still have it today, although it’s uploaded to my iTunes and the jewel case is packed away somewhere.  The artwork for my version is very different … Continue reading

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The Loveliest Tree In The Valley

Many years ago we began the  tradition of  playing  this song when getting and/or decorating our tree. I wonder if the girls ever think about it when they are decorating their trees? When we lived in the Pocono’s back in … Continue reading

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