ENGLISH AND ESPAÑOL PARA ESPAÑOL SIGUE HASTA EL FINAL DE LA PÁGINA I have spent about a month in Puerto Rico, mostly taking care of some family affairs like helping to take care of my mom and watching, with a lot of pride, my niece graduating from high school. In between family engagements, however, I […]
My book "Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories" is now available on paperback and ebook formats.
A Month in Puerto Rico Part II: Land of Coffe and Beer
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Exhausted by Life and Basil Today I feel completely exhausted and discouraged. That is normal, I am a person, people feel that way from times to times, it’s in our nature. It happens in the same way in which we might wake up in the morning and have a feeling of intense well-being in which […]
“There is no knowledge that is not power.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Society and Solitude” (1870). Another week starts; it feels as if it is suspended in time. There are so many things that are going to change and that are going to happen, just at the tipping point, but nothing happens. The job hunt is […]
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) […]