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FOR CONTACT INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT "EL MUNDO DE ROXANNA" PAGE. This blog is an ongoing experiment in the search for meaning in life. As such, it will evolve, turn around in circles, go forwards, backwards, and project itself into some improbable futures. There are posts in English, Spanish, and Spanglish, as I cannot weed out what I was to accommodate what I have become. Some times I am sad but mostly I am hopeful because I believe in happy interludes and I look forward to happy endings. The writing in this blog is about trying to understand the deepest nature of reality— whatever that is. In many instances I use gentle satire to formulate questions. I need to be genuine and that, sometimes, can be offensive. Sorry about it, nothing personal. You might have noticed that I carefully avoid some topics. Why do I do that? There is some degree of playfulness and a desire to make a refuge for myself and for other like-minded people. But mostly, I believe I can either use my space lecturing my readers about love, kindness, and mindfulness, or I can show how those things manifest themselves in stories and essays. I can criticize injustice with words and images that inflame and produce indignation, righteousness and hatred, or I can play with words that soothe, that make people think about the things that are worth loving in this world. And I chose to do just that.

Featured Posts

Roxanna Reads a Book About Astronomy

Roxanna Reads a Book About Astronomy

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In this post: I tell you a little bit about my ordeal and failure in the quest to hire a voice actor and where the effort led me. Additionally, I’ll let you hear my mellifluous voice and and enjoy my exotic Puerto Rican accent, while I read aloud parts of a scientific textbook that I […]

Bravery and a Heady Recklessness

Bravery and a Heady Recklessness

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EGLISH In this post: What do driving in a construction zone, running errands, and Mission Impossible have in common? What happened last night? Nothing much. AwHus called me early in the afternoon to tell me that the registration of the car was ready and that he had to go to pick it up at the […]

Before the earthquake

Before the earthquake

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ENGLISH Did you know there was an Earthquake while I was in the swimming pool? Maybe. A week ago my awesome husband (AwHus) and I were in Puerto Rico visiting my family for the Christmas holidays. From that vantage point in the near past, and even with some apprehensions related to family matters, I had […]

A Great Punishment

A Great Punishment

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ENGLISH In this post: side wordstrokes paint reality, ideas and their evolution in a tiny corner or the scientific world, a woman’s strategy for surviving workplace mobbing and developing clarity of purpose. Today is a day for blogging but I am supremely lazy these days so asking myself to write a coherent essay, even if […]

A Month in Puerto Rico Part IV: Farewell

A Month in Puerto Rico Part IV: Farewell

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ENGLISH Synopsis: In this blogpost, my trek back to Qatar and how my trip became a goodbye pilgrimage in more ways than one. October already; we are entering the fall although, judging by the high record-breaking temperatures in some parts of the United States the planet doesn’t know it yet. It is long past the […]

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