Thank you Readers and Bloggers

Dear friends:

One week ago the Hurricane Irma—the largest and strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean—started to hit the South Florida shores. As there was a mandatory evacuation of Miami Beach, my son and I took refuge in an old apartment in Downtown Miami. The structure was sturdy enough to withstand the more than 150 miles-an hour winds that started howling down the streets on Sunday morning but the windows seemed to be on the verge of exploding and we took refuge for an hour in a small closet. That was only the beginning of our ordeal. In the afternoon the power went out and did not return for days. On Wednesday I had the beginning of a severe “heat stroke” syndrome and my son Gian Luca quickly took me out of that sweltering place to bring me back to Miami Beach, which certainly saved my life.

Now I am slowly, yet steadily, recovering with bed rest, anti-inflammatory medication and good hydration in a properly fitted place to stand the Florida summer’s heat. As my mother Gladys used to admonish us: ” there is nothing like a son in your life.”

Thank you my dearest son Giani for accompanying me and saving me.

As the Whatsapp and Messenger services were never discontinued, we could keep in touch with our relatives and closest friends that supported us. When the Internet service was re-established I accessed many messages from you, the readers of this page, for which I thank you from the depth of my heart.

One of the few benefits of the forced rest of the past few days has been the possibility to catch up with a lot of reading without any work/life pressures. One of the books I read was “Les vertus de l’échec”, a best-seller in France, that deals with the benefits of failure to find the right pathway to success. As I want to share this jewel with you, I decided to start a new series called “Foreign book review” that will discuss new books that have not yet being printed in English.

The solidarity of so many bloggers from the planet prodded me to consider, with the critical stimulus of some enthusiastic ladies, to start the process of forming an association of bloggers and videotubers. We are a quasi-anarchic group of independent writers and filmmakers that prize the freedom of expressing our ideas without the constraint of the cultural establishment. However we work in an imperfect, dangerous world, for which we need assistance and networking for major issues. When the time to negotiate contracts for publicity and other commercial interests comes, the professional advice of a mutual association that backs us might make the real difference. Let’s explore and discuss this initiative together in the next few months.

Thank you all my readers and fellow bloggers for so much sympathy and affection.

May God Almighty bless you and your families.

Happy vacations

Dear friends:

After several months of non-stop researching, studying and writing to bring the very best possible articles to this page, it is time for our team to pause. We need to rest in order to recharge our batteries and return with stamina. We will resume our writing endeavours in the beginning of September but are planning a few changes to our traditional layout for our comeback.

We always admired the British writers who published their prose in several instalments in magazines during the Victoria era; we imagined the eagerness of those beautiful, well-attired ladies who anxiously checked their mailbox. When we wrote our first article we designed it as the first piece of wood of the needed scaffolding for our second book: “Emotional frustration – the hushed plague.” As we keep ploughing on with the manuscript, that successful series will be progressively phased out until the book’s release sometime in early 2018. As its replacement we’re planning with my son Gian Luca, a promising cinematographer who has celluloid in his veins, an exciting, original video series called “Cibovagabondaggio” where we will visit some fine food and wine establishments to snoop at what they’re up to.

We hope you’ll have a pleasant summer vacation, for all of those who live in the Northern Hemisphere, and a nice winter break for those in the Southern one. The importance of a pause from work, studies and routine is paramount.

Please continue reading our articles when we all come back from vacations.

See you later!

Hasta luego!

A bientôt!

Vi rincrociamo!

Auf wiedersehn!

A most republican sale

Dear friends:

A few days ago we designed a special Kindle Countdown sale for our loyal readers in the United Kingdom, which was a resounding success. Thank you very much to all the Brits inside and outside the island that have supported us with their pounds and their eyes.

Unfortunately a few American laggards, who have not taken advantage of that great deal previously, complained that I was favoring “the royals” and sidelining “the republicans”. In  order to placate these freedom loving-spirits I just designed another Kindle Store countdown sale of my novel that will start at just U$ 0.99 on July 3rd (one day before the national celebrations) with a progressively rising price for a whole week until reaching its regular one of U$ 9.99. Don’t procrastinate and take advantage of it!

As a proud American citizen, I am most grateful for all the great gifts this land has given me, foremost of all my two children born right here. Happy Fourth of July to you all!

A most royal sale

Dear friends:

There is a privileged individual that happens to have two birthdays. Queen Elizabeth of Britain has her biological birthday on April 21st but will be officially celebrated with a big parade of the Horse Guards that has been nicknamed as “Trooping the Colour” on June 17th; it will feature more than 1,400 officers and soldiers and 400 musicians in full dress rehearsals. The London weather prodded British royalty to delay celebrations until summer.

Many readers all over the United Kingdom have been faithfully following our blogged articles ever since we started our web page in May 2016. They are a discreet bunch, hardly ever writing a commentary, but their presence is noticed when the flags of England, Wales and Scotland pop in our statistics. We would like to correspond their politeness with a special deal for our first novel: “Madame D.C. – Three voyages.”

Starting on June 12th 2017 there will be a special 1-week countdown sale of it in Amazon.co.uk with an initial affordable price of 0.99 pounds sterling; every 2 days the price will slowly rise until reaching its regular one on June 19th. Don’t procrastinate and take advantage of this sale to sample our prose, share it or gift it away. We’re confident that you’ll find it unusually exciting. Thank you very much for your silent yet strong support for our writings.

Cheerio!

Celebrating our first anniversary

Dear friends:

We started this web page and blog right before May 1st, the International Workers’ day, one year ago and we have written in earnest ever since it. Initially we designed our page to be a publicity tool for our writing endeavor but progressively we have been tackling issues well beyond a literary scope.

Your faithful reading and support has prodded us to continue researching and studying to bring you interesting, updated information on medical and sociological issues that concern the hyper-connected modern classes. We made friends all over the world and they have graced us with their feedback.

We promise to continue our work in order to bring you that information in a concise but clear way in order to reach the widest possible reader spectrum. We must especially thank Noel Marie, my daughter, and Gian Luca, my son, for their technical contributions for this page and their moral support for me.

Let’s raise our glasses with a big smile and clink them with a wish: Salud!

A most celestial sale

Dear friends:

A special day is coming up for all those of us who, like our ancestors did for thousands of years, follow closely the movement of the stars above.  On Monday March the 20th at 6.29 EDT the Vernal Equinox will materialize. At that time of the year the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic, which will make days and nights approximately equal.

The term Equinox derives from the fusion of two Latin words; “Aequus” means “equal” and “nox” means “night.” On the Equinox the planet Earth’s two hemispheres are receiving the Sun’s rays about equally because the tilt of the Earth is zero relative to the Sun. In times of the Roman Empire, the astrologers considered it an auspicious moment to share with the loved ones; families made a sacrifice to the Sun God to foster peace and prosperity to all.

Being a proud Italian-American who has inherited the belief that the astral movements have an influence in our lives directly from my mother Gladys, I feel obliged to offer a little sacrifice to thank my most faithful blog readers. On March 20th a countdown sale of my novel “Madame D.C.-Book I” will start in the Kindle Store of the Amazon.com page so you can buy the book at a discounted pricing for a week, in order to read it yourself, share it with friends or give it as a present to that special person in your life.

Thank you very much for your continued support to our writing endeavours and we promise to keep striving at the laptop’s keyboard, inspired by sweet muses and battling terrible demons, all at the same time and in earnest. You are the real reason why we sit down every morning at 7 AM to start typing.  As we like to say at the end of our blogs: don’t leave me alone.