ENGLISH In this post: Distractions, outrage, and cut flowers. I have been thinking, what am I if I am not what I always was? This is a blog post that I was thinking of writing yesterday but time passed, and now the idea seems stupid and empty. I had my central idea and my secondary […]
My book "Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories" is now available on paperback and ebook formats.
A Month in Puerto Rico Part IV: Farewell
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 […]
get my book in both ebook and paperback formats. Scroll down for details. Find it here. MY BOOK IS NOW LIVE! My debut short-story collection, Lizard-Monkeys and Other stories is NOW LIVE, in paperback and ebook formats. Check-out my interview in the Doha Heat Podcast for more information. Happy New Year 2019! For more […]
El Mundo de Roxanna/Contact Information
Hi and welcome to this experiment in the search for meaning in life! My name is Roxanna Piedrafuette. I was born in Puerto Rico back when the monumental debt was in its embryonic state. I am a proud geek with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and I like to read books; lots of them. I also […]
About this blog
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.
En éste post: pensamientos sueltos acerca del tiempo, de acostumbrarse a la circunstancias y de la naturaleza de la creatividad. Marzo se me hizo eterno y sin embargo, siento que logré muy poco. Esas dos semanas que estuve enferma fueron una soberana pérdida de tiempo, especialmente por que usé mi enfermedad como excusa para perder […]
Exhausted by Life and Basil Today I feel completely exhausted and discouraged. That is normal, I am a person, people feel that way from times to times, it’s in our nature. It happens in the same way in which we might wake up in the morning and have a feeling of intense well-being in which […]
Cuando se tiene mucho tiempo libre para pensar uno piensa en toda clase de cosas, desde las que parecen más importantes hasta las más simples y mundanas. Fue así que un día al principio del verano, me hallé pensando, casi simultáneamente, en el significado de la vida y en el de las cebollas. A primera […]
You know, one of the problems of being unemployed is that you feel you have to prove you are good, really good at something, and you spend your days obsessing about what that something could possibly be. Can I really write? Were I ever meant to be anything else than a part-time seller of rice […]