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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.

Featured Posts

Before the earthquake

Before the earthquake

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ENGLISH Did you know there was an Earthquake while I was in the swimming pool? Maybe. A week ago my awesome husband (AwHus) and I were in Puerto Rico visiting my family for the Christmas holidays. From that vantage point in the near past, and even with some apprehensions related to family matters, I had […]

A Month in Puerto Rico Part IV: Farewell

A Month in Puerto Rico Part IV: Farewell

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ENGLISH Synopsis: In this blogpost, my trek back to Qatar and how my trip became a goodbye pilgrimage in more ways than one. October already; we are entering the fall although, judging by the high record-breaking temperatures in some parts of the United States the planet doesn’t know it yet. It is long past the […]

A Month in Puerto Rico Part III: Food.

A Month in Puerto Rico Part III: Food.

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ENGLISH The summer is almost over and so many things have happened. I don’t know if you follow the news, there had been in my home island, pacific revolutions—I’d say big parties to effect revolutions, if such a thing is possible,—another hurricane near miss, big changes in the wider world, the midle world, the intimate […]

Human in Summer

Human in Summer

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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 […]

A Month in Puerto Rico Part II: Land of Coffe and Beer

A Month in Puerto Rico Part II: Land of Coffe and Beer

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ENGLISH In this post: coffee, beer, and shopping on the island of enchantment. My first outing while in Puerto Rico was for shopping; there is a new super Walmart in Toa Baja that is all the rage with the locals of the several Toa somethings and other neighboring towns; to that place my brother drove […]

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