Prologue: A little over a year ago I was in Paris with AwHus experiencing, not romance as you would expect, but a sense of confusion. The renovation of our apartment had started a little before we had anticipated and we arrived home to find that we did not have a functioning bathroom anymore. Miscommunication with […]
My book "Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories" is now available on paperback and ebook formats.
Human in Summer
ENGLISH It is summer, time to be out there, time to enjoy. After you read this, drop the cell phone, open your eyes and watch—discreetly—the people around you, smell the smells: street food, over-perfumed passerby, the subtle smell of trees, and depending where you are, the ocassional whiff of sewer lines beneath the street. Do […]
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.
Prologue: Many people are obsessed with dreams but nobody really knows why we dream. One current hypothesis is that dreams are the way the brain integrates memories, or cleans mind-junk from our neuronal connections. The brain doesn’t rest during sleep, but it is active, too active, in my opinion, as I tend to dream long, […]
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 […]