I've known Sandy Paton for a very long time and have always had the highest regard for him and consider him a friend. I place the highest honor and acknowledgement that I can on his contributions to folk music so don't mistake anything that I've said as in any way derogatory, contemptuous or snide. I have never and would never say anything nasty about Sandy. He and Caroline and Rob have been of great help to me in my endeavors.
As to my contributions to the Mudcat, I contribute where I feel I have something to add. There are so many knowledgable people here (and fast too) that often what I have to say would add little or nothing to what's already been said. So, I don't say it.