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 […]
My book "Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories" is now available on paperback and ebook formats.
Bravery and a Heady Recklessness
EGLISH In this post: What does 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 and the […]
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. Check-out my interview in the Doha Heat Podcast for more information. Happy New Year 2019! For more […]
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.
Dear readers: I am more than happy to introduce to you a luminary of the blogosphere who just now joins the creative team of our website RantInElla.com, Mr. Mustrum Augustin Picamore. Mr. Picamore, or how he likes to be called, M. Augustin, is a graduate of some unknown university who likes all kinds of chips, […]
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 […]
You know, one of the problems of being unemployed is that you feel you have to prove you are good, really good at something, and you spend your days obsessing about what that something could possibly be. Can I really write? Were I ever meant to be anything else than a part-time seller of rice […]