In this post I will tell you how I became the mosquito hunter. Dear readers, I have to admit that writing a second post is more difficult than expected. It´s not because of the lack of ideas no no, no, it´s because there are too many of them coming at the same time in a […]
My book "Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories" is now available on paperback and ebook formats.
A Month in Puerto Rico Part III: Food.
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 […]
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.
Saint Valentine’s Day Saint Valentine’s Day, the day of love and friendship in the Western world, is coming on February 14th, and RantInElla.com is all about love. To celebrate, our resident writer, Roxanna Piedrafuette, is regaling us with three flash fiction stories—one in Spanish, one in Spanglish, and one in English—that explore love and relationships […]
“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) […]