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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.

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A Great Punishment

A Great Punishment

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ENGLISH In this post: side wordstrokes paint reality, ideas and their evolution in a tiny corner or the scientific world, a woman’s strategy for surviving workplace mobbing and developing clarity of purpose. Today is a day for blogging but I am supremely lazy these days so asking myself to write a coherent essay, even if […]

Everything you own, Owns You.

Everything you own, Owns You.

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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 […]

A Long and Convoluted Dream

A Long and Convoluted Dream

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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, […]

El Tiempo, la Resignación y la Proximidad de las Ideas

El Tiempo, la Resignación y la Proximidad de las Ideas

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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 […]

The Stuff of Nightmares

The Stuff of Nightmares

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What happens when people don’t sleep well? I don’t know about other people but when I don’t get enough sleep my day might as well be counted as lost. In this post: rumination about crankiness, lack of high-quality sleep, nightmares, dinosaurs and shoebill storks. Happy beginning of the week and may we all sleep well […]

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