El Palito de Limón Sitting in our garden like a survivor of an unknown cataclysm, el palito de limón, barely clings to life. Under the desert’s sun it holds its little-tree secrets tight, unable or unwilling to share them with us. ❦ El palito was one of the potted plants that AWESOME HUSBAND (AwHus) […]
My book "Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories" is now available on paperback and ebook formats. https://books2read.com/lizard-monkeys
Everything you own, Owns You.
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 […]
EBOOK SALE 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 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 […]
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.
The following is a summarized account of my experience as a Puerto Rican American expat during the days before and after hurricane María. My family weathered the hurricane in the island and as of this post are still there. Sunday, September 10, 2017 My brother is in the hospital recovering from open heart surgery, I […]