Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning to all of you, dear readers, spread along the vast confines of Planet Earth.

Thank you very for having had the kindness of loyally reading–and most important of all, criticizing–our humble writings during this passing year with so much enthusiasm. We regularly checked our statistics and we were surprised by flags from many countries.

There are two  special bloggers that we would like to specially thank right here and now. The first one is the unique, unparalleled and most distinguished Harbans Khaijura, our enlightened mentor in the learning of Indian culture and Hindi beliefs, the deft writer of  During the past year not only he has read and sagely commented all my writings–no matter how small or of dubious quality–but he has generously shared all the wonderful teachings of his Brahmin upbringing. Thanks!

The second one–but not second best in our hearts–is the gorgeous, intelligent, gifted, affectionate, ferocious tango-dancer, prolific, sophisticated (puff, we’re getting tired  here but we have to go on praising her) sweet, considerate, polite and patient da-AL, the deft writer of During the past year she has patiently read almost all our articles, bringing the much needed feminine deep insight and intuition. Moreover, when we jokingly said that we had given up on women altogether (sic) she put a surprisingly brief yet tremendously potent comment: “what a pity…so much Wisdom.”  Reflecting on her comment, we decided to include a special sub-section in our second book (“Emotional frustration-the hushed plague”)that we named “A nugget of Wisdom.”

After thoroughly discussing each major cause of Emotional Frustration, we address men directly in order to simply expose how we can try to help the suffering women in our lives; it looks like some college notes on literary but hard to read classics like “Ulysses.”  When we were initially confronted by the intricacies of feminine psychology, we felt the same sense of loss and bewilderment that when we pulled out that book from our dear father Mario’s library in Montevideo and opened it for the first time. What is this? Where do we start? How can you make sense of this unhinged stream with multiple reversals? And most important of all, will we ever reach the end of this journey? Never. For sure.

Something funny happened to us when we were out there in the social media. For many years now, we have been reforming classic recipes and designing new ones to conform to the dietary needs of our children and a few friends with gastric acidity, reflux, etc.   We have done it for the fun of it, occasionally posting the pictures of our creations in our Facebook page (private for family and friends only) and just recently in our Instagram one (open to everyone; the address is “marioolaplume”) Guess what? A professional photographer approached us a few weeks ago, asking us if we would be willing to start a Facebook page and a You Tube channel showing our healthy cooking techniques and reviewing  promising restos in South Florida. Coincidentally it pairs perfectly with the new series “Cibovagabondaggio” that we are already setting up. Our answer? Yes, of course.

The team of this medical and literary web page wishes you all a Happy New Year 2019.

Que tengan un Feliz y Prospero 2019

Auguri per un Buon Anno 2019

Nos Meilleurs Voeux pour l’an 2019



14 thoughts on “Happy New Year 2019

    1. Good morning, dear. Did we make you blush, really? Then post a picture of that uniquely fine face of yours, with a whiter shade of pale, turning into a ripe tomato, please.
      You are worth that much praise, and even more. Un baccione. Arrivederci!

  1. Dr. Sahib:

    While wishing you and your love ones HAPPY, PROSPEROUS, PRODUCTIVE AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR, I take this opportunity of thanking you a lot for giving credence to my write-ups by mentioning my name in your scheme of things.

    Your write-up are inspirational, enlightening and full of knowledge on a variety of subjects. The words and phrases used are unique.



    1. Thank you, my dear spiritual friend across the oceans. Thanks for the compliments but be careful that I have a camouflaged vain side and I truly enjoy them. Good wishes to you and your family.A big hug. Arrivederci!


        My thanks for your kind response. Personages with multiple traits have ‘camouflaged vain side’ which distinguishes them from other normal humans.

        My good wishes to your family too.



      2. Good morning and thanks for your kind comment, caro Il Chiaro. You certainly can read between the lines of my writings. A few years ago a renowned psychologist specializing in Graphology analyzed a few paragraphs I wrote. He surprisingly told me many accurate traits of my personality but what really disturbed me were his last words. “You have many personalities inside you…like Henry Kissinger, get it? And yo have to control them with various entreaties.” Well, it seems that the “vain dwarf” residing inside me has grown lately as I have aged. The French say that: “les deux vices de la vieillesse sont la vanite et la gourmandise.” (the two vices of old age are vanity and gluttony) I am truly doing extra efforts to follow a strict diet for both.
        A big hug. Arrivederci.

      3. Good morning Dr. Sahib:

        That is what I see in you – multiple traits, a man with difference and fortunately all positively oriented. The “vain dwarf” too is need based purely on self-esteem which we all should have. What you say vice, I say it is hugely required.

        With warm hugs and regards


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