“My XXgrandmother Judith was born in the island of Puerto Rico in 19XX, my grandfather was born in Chicago, or so they tell me, “boricuas pa’ que tú lo sepas.” It was a strange time, the world was changing, the world is always changing, some times for the worst. My XXgrandmother marched in Washington, D.C. […]
My book "Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories" is now available on paperback and ebook formats.
A Month in Puerto Rico Part I: Home and thereabouts
ENGLISH AND ESPAÑOL PARA ESPAÑOL SIGUE HASTA EL FINAL DE LA PÁGINA I have spent about a month in Puerto Rico, mostly taking care of some family affairs like helping to take care of my mom and watching, with a lot of pride, my niece graduating from high school. In between family engagements, however, I […]
The EBOOK SALE is over, but you can still get my book at regular price in both ebook and paperback formats. Scroll down for details. From April 14 to April 30 Lizard Monkeys and Other Stories ebook version is on sale for 1.99 USD (Reg. 9.99 USD). Find it here. MY BOOK IS […]
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.
Según estadísticas del año 2013, el español (o como lo llaman los españoles, castellano) es el segundo idioma más utilizado en el mundo en términos del número total de hablantes nativos, tercer lugar en lenguajes más usados en la internet, y el quinto lugar en términos de lenguajes de publicación de libros. Entonces, de seguro […]