Daily Archives: July 28, 2020


My friend Ann sent me a message this morning: ‘In music there is a term “tempo rubato’ which in the 20th century is often translated as robbed or stolen time. You are a “time robber” in the best sense of the words.’

I responded with ‘I live that’, which was a typo as live was meant to be love. However love and live are separated by an o and an i. Two little vowels. Not such a world of difference.

I also enjoy the fact that Alice (Dr. Alice Shaw, my goddess/oncologist) is so very close to alive. As the c and the v hang out next to each other on the keyboard, I often transpose one for the other.

And I must say, it makes perfect sense to me.