Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. These are exciting times for us.We are writing the last twenty pages of “Emotional Frustration-the hushed plague” and we would like to thank all those who have generously forwarded their suggestions and corrections to our e-mail address.

A few days ago we were having lunch in “Fatair Al Basha”, a great Lebanese cafeteria and mini-market owned by our dear friend Samir, when we spotted a package of cous-cous made in Canada on one of the nearby racks. Our mind went instantly back to the readings of our youth in a Montevideo apartment, eliciting the images of a caravan of nomadic tribesmen trekking through the unforgiving sands of the Sahara. In order to survive, they often carried three critical supplies: water, cous-cous and tea leaves.

On the spot we decided to prepare a cous-cous of chicken and vegetables, seasoned with a little olive oil, parsley, turmeric and honey. My son said that it was a truly superb dish. Today we woke up with renewed energy and enthusiasm to tackle our manuscript. Emulating the stoic berbers, we will momentarily mount on the back of our mouse and glide again through the glistening grains of our laptop’s screen to reach the blissful oasis.

Through the blinding haze, the tower of the magic city begins to shape in the distance. Thank you God Almighty for holding our hands all along this journey.

Ahzaa birihlat yavida!

5 thoughts on “Cous-cous will pull us through the last leg of our journey


    Sorry for putting my comments on other write-up.

    I like your unparalleled enthusiasm in making the book on EMOTIONAL FRUSTRATION – THE HUSHED PLAGUE, a most successful story.

    The description about your lunch in “Fatair Al Basha”, is really interesting.

    Wishing you all the best on your book.


    1. Good morning and thanks for your effort, my dear spiritual friend across the oceans. I just sat down to write at my desk when I heard the ping in my phone, alerting me that there was a notification. It was you. It’s a good omen. Remember that I am what most people would erroneously call “superstitious” and persons like me dub as “be very careful with what you don’t know yet because it might still hurt you. And badly.” Ha! Ha! Ha!
      Let me tell you that when I finish the draft in a few days, I will do a first review (to check for typos, update the references, add a few phrases, delete many others,etc.) The second step is to apply for the proper copyright in the U.S. Library of Congress. And the third step will be to send you a full copy of the draft via a secured way (would you please send me your mailing address to : ?) as you need to calmly read and properly appraise the draft before sitting down to pen the introduction. A big hug. Arrivederci.

      1. Good Morning Dr. Sahib.

        It gives me immense pleasure to know that you are busy in writing the most coveted book – which we would be fortunate to appraise the result of your single minded devotion in writing the book.

        Undoubted your your work culture and single minded devotion will bring you rich dividends.

        My email id is:



      2. Thanks, my friend. Once I have the manuscript ready, I will contact you to arrange the best way to deliver it to you. A big hug. Arrivederci.

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