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 […]
My book "Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories" is now available on paperback and ebook formats.
ENGLISH/ESPAÑOL This is not really a post. I have been a little bit bored today and then we learned that now we will have to wear masks wherever we go, even if it’s just to the front of the house. It doesn’t bother me as much as it bothers my cat. En realidad esto no […]
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. Coming Soon: “The Day that he Proposed” A techno-thriller by Roxanna Piedrafuette “What would […]
El Mundo de Roxanna/Contact Information
Hi and welcome to this experiment in the search for meaning in life! My name is Roxanna López (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. […]
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.
SYNOPSIS: Because in extreme climates it is adaptive to be obsessed by weather. ENGLISH We have had three grey days in a row: sometimes the sun peeks from behind a cloud with it face sand washed by all that floating atmospheric dust; most of the time a glowing general grey permeates everything, even my […]
I have been very distracted by the rain. Basically, what I want to do is move around the house with my cell phone on hand taking videos and photos of the storm, watching the improbable rain in the desert fall, and fall, and fall from an oddly-luminous grey sky. That’s it, that is all. So […]
Disponible también en español. Por favor, sigue hasta el final de la página. SYNOPSIS: He is aptly named Maj, his majesty, the cat, and he owns his name as much as he owns his new humans and almost everything else that he fancies in the house. ENGLISH I have mentioned before this stray cat […]
¿Cómo se vive un día en un país desértico? En éste post: la descripción corta de un día común en mi vida de Qatar, donde las temperaturas promedio del verano puede alcanzar entre 96 y 116 °F. Estuve en el comedor con la puerta de cristal abierta y la botella amarilla llena de agua. Rocié […]