I Wrote a Song

So, it’s been awhile. Like many during these past few months, my expectations regarding how productive I was going to be during lock-down has not matched reality. It’s been difficult trying to be creative at the same desk where I work remotely eight hours a day. Obviously I am grateful that I have a job that has allowed me to work from home over these last six months, and still be able to provide for my family.

However, I have not produced much of anything to share on this site.

Until now.

When I launched this site, I posted the lyrics to a parody version of “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” that I wrote a couple of years before. As of this post, that page has been visited 9 times, and I’m pretty sure that most of those views were from me, when I just wanted to remind myself of how clever (I think) I am.

Anyway, during this pandemic, I discovered a musician named Tom McGovern from a little song of his politely imploring others to wear a mask during these trying times. I reached out to him to see if he’d be willing to take my parody lyrics and record a version of the song. He graciously did just that and you can hear it here:

I updated the Jolly Old Saint Nick page to include a little more about how it all came to be.

But I have to say that while Mr. McGovern did all of the heavy lifting on the final product, this song ranks up there with my daughter and my book of things that I am proudest of being part of their creation. I love it that much. I hope you do, too.

Oh, and I did manage to post a story about a lunar event that happened during one of my high school basketball practices. You can read that one HERE.


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