I'd like to see the return of the three words, "In my opinion." Calling certain composers dreadful or perfect or calling certain movies horrid or masterpieces is an opinion, not a fact. In my opinion, of course.
Bill and Oct, I would tell her that you miss her, but she doesn't respond to my e mails. I think she wants to cut off all contact for a while, but I'm not sure. I may try a Christmas card.
Well, we all could have a million & 1 reasons to take a sabbatical from here. I keep my fingers crossed that things are doing alright in her corner of the world, regardless of the reasons. If she's perusing here occasionally I hope she sees our well-wishes.