Kindle Edition of our book just went Live

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. Amazon has informed us that the Kindle Edition of our book just went very live.

Hope yo enjoy reading our book as much as we did when we laboriously wrote it for your eyes.


Bourreau impitoyable des pauvres cœurs désespérés?

Chers (chères) lecteurs (lectrices), chers (chères) blogueurs (blogueuses):

Bon jour. La première réaction après la publication du Emotional Frustration – the hushed plague est arrivée , parmi les possibles dizaines, d’une chère lectrice parisienne dont nous voudrions garder la vraie identité. Elle nous a écrit le suivant:

J’adore ton bouquin. Finallement quelqu’un ose raconter le vraie désir des femmes d’auhourdhui. J’ai commencé à le lire lundi matin et comme j’étais tellement accrochée j’ai loupée mon bouleau. Après j’ai inventée une excuse que j’avais un peu de fièvre pour mon boss…Si, je l’avais, mais de lire tes examples de notre souffrance quotidienne dans cette dingue de société….Putain! Il faut changer.

Comment est-ce que tu connais tellement la vie intérieure des nanas? Ne réponds pas, enfoirée!!!

T’es le bourreau impitoyable des pauvres cœurs désespérés. J’aime ton livre, mais je t’hais.”

Bourreau, moi? Pour quoi est-ce-qu’elle est arrivée à cette conclusion si radicalle de notre esprit?

S’il vous plait, aidez-moi. Lisez le livre et dites-moi votre sincère opinion….J’attends vos réponses.

Restez distants. Restez à l’abri. Restez en sécurité.

Qu’est-ce-que vous en pensez? Dïtes-nous.

Ne me laissez pas seul.

Feliz Dia de la Independencia

Estimados lectore(a)s y blogero(a)s:

Buenos días. Ayer festejamos el Dia de la Independencia en la República Oriental del Uruguay, celebrando el 25 de Agosto de 1825 cuando en el Conngreso de la Florida los representantes de los cabildos de la Provincia Oriental se reunieron para discutir la independencia del Brasil y adherirse a las Provincias Unidas del Río de La Plata. Saludos a todos y todas nuestro(a)s compatriotas!

Siempre estaremos orgullosos de haber nacido y sido criado en ese paisito tan único y ejemplar que sigue evolucionando en forma cívica y demócratica entre dos países con abrumante corrupción. Sabían que ahora Uruguay esta tercero en el ranking de países con mas porcentaje de vacunados? Primero está Israel con 70%, despúes Chile con 68%, y luego Uruguay con el 65%. Que les parece?

Al Gran Pueblo Oriental, salud !!!

Manténganse distantes. Manténganse sano(a)s. Manténganse bello(a)s.

Que les parece? Dígannos.

No me dejen solo.


Auguri con la pastaciutta ed polpete di manzo

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. To celebrate that our book Emotional Frustration – the hushed plague was duly published on August 16, we decided to prepare a nice dish to commemorate its First Week of Life. What better way than to recreate the pasta with meatballs that we prepared in the waiting time? Instead of the gnocchi, we chose some superb Giovanni Rana tortelloni with four cheeses. Voilà!

We prepared a Salsa Dotta with ground beef, meatballs and walnuts. Would you care for a serving?

Buon appetito!


Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.


C’est parti !

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. Our long and winding quest for Emotional Frustration – the hushed plague is coming to a conclusion with the availability of our book in Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites.

Here is the link for the online Amazon bookstore.

And here is the link for the online Barnes and Noble bookstore.

The official date of publication is August 16, two days after our dearest Father Mario‘s birthday. As our family’s pioneering intellect that endowed us with artistic skills, we must first thank him for it.

Muchas gracias Papá!

We must also recognize the excellent team of Outskirts Press for patiently, diligently helping us.

It seems that the gnochiatta we prepared the day before yesterday brought us good luck indeed.

Never underestimate the effectiveness of powers that have not fully revealed themselves just yet.

Merde !!!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

Anxiously waiting with a bellissima gnocchiatta

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. We are waiting for the publication of Emotional Frustration- the hushed plague any moment now and that beautiful anxiety prodded us yesterday to prepare a good omen dish. What better choice for us, Italian Americans, than a dish of gnocchi with a sauce of meatballs?

As you already know from our previous article, the tradition of eating gnocchi on the 29th of each month is a millenary endeavor that had been transferred to all the Italian citizens living abroad. We follow it so our families can enjoy good health, full employment and happiness to be all together.

Will this work for our book’s publication too? We do not know. What we do know is that this dish was delicious and we ate it with our son Gian Luca last night to celebrate. Buon appetito! Auguri!

Stay tuned for the upcoming news about the book’s publication.

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.



Our new book is ready

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. After more than six months of methodical, relentless, and, yes exhausting too, editing we approved the final Galley Proofs VIII that will enable our publisher, Outskirts Press, to publish our book Emotional Frustration – the hushed plague in both physical and digital formats soon. Here is a screenshot of how the final product will look like when located on the book shelf or computer.

Below you can see a screenshot of the great front cover designed by our dear daughter Noël Marie.

To hopefully tickle your curiosity we include a screenshot of the text in the back cover. Interested?

Thank you very much for all the expressions of support that we have received in the past months. We hope that you will find its reading informative, challenging and exciting at the same time.


Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

Muchas gracias San Cayetano

Querido(a)s lectore(a)s y querido(a)s blogero(a)s:

Buenos días. Hoy 7 de Agosto celebramos el Día de San Cayetano, santo patrono del pan y del trabajo para millones de creyentes, sobretodo en el Río de La Plata. En Italia, el mismos santo es conocido con el nombre de San Gaetano, y cumple un rol  similar para el pueblo. Muchas gracias.

Above you can see two pictures of the upper frame of the desk we are using right now to write. The image of San Cayetano, and its symbolic linkage with the wheat used to make bread, hangs above. Moreover, we have an academic association with the real person who later became a saint, as he studied Theology in the Università di Padova where we did some of the studies for our Doctorate.

Who was the first person that introduced us to him? Our dear Mother Gladys took us many times to attend mass in his dedicated church in the Buceo neighborhood of Montevideo. Gracias Mamita!

San Cayetano, dános paz, pan y trabajo!

Sigan distanciado(a)s. Sigan protegido(a)s. Sigan bello(a)s.

Que les parece? DÍgannos.

No me dejen solo.

Happy Sunday with a little bit of Nostalgia

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning and Happy Sunday to you all. Today we awoke with a desperately grey cast sky in South Florida and it has been raining intermittently, which put is in a surprising melancholic mood. As we are shifting through old pictures to compose a comprehensive family album, we came across this picture taken in the Parque Camet of Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1998. My wife and I had hired  a pony trainer to make our children Noël Marie and Gian Luca experience their first equine ride.

We close our eyes and see the excited apprehension of our son (he was two years old at the time) as he was trying to hold firm to the reins, as the trainer instructed him to do; in the meantime, our daughter (she was nine years then) cheekily smiles with the full confidence of a born amazon. For the parents, our children are and will always be “our babies'”, no matter how hard they poke fun at us.

Thank you God Almighty for giving us the privilege of having these two kids and enjoy their company.

If it’s raining too in your corner of the world, feel free to let go of our usual defensiveness to allow your spirit to be invaded by these sweet-sour memories that define us as caring human beings.

Life is worth living. Every minute of it. Do not ever forget it. May God Almighty bless you all.

Stay distant. stay safe. stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

Happy Fourth of July

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning and Happy Sunday. Toady we celebrate Independence day in the United States of America, our national holiday. For all those of us who had immigrated at a very young age to work, study and have a family here, this is a day of recognition for all the numerous blessings we have received. Of course, it is not a perfect society and still has many social and economic disparities. However, it is still a country of laws, which enable us to dream about equal opportunities for all. The image of our American-born children, Noël Marie and Gian Luca, represents all that is good here.

Our daughter was visiting San Francisco, and sent us this selfie taken at the Golden Gate Bridge.

Our son is posing at the entrance of our Miami apartment. See the film posters adorning the walls?

This is what we treasure about this country: the chance to bequeath them plenty of opportunities and civic freedom . We believe it should be renamed as the Unique United States of America.

God Bless America!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.