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Roxanna Piedrafuette

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Roxanna Piedrafuette: I am a scientist-turned-writer and blogger born and raised in the enchanted Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. I am a proud geek, curious, playful, and ever knowledge-hungry, with a broad range of interests. Destiny or a long series of random decisions, had pushed me to live, so far, in six different countries on three continents. Nowadays, I live in Qatar with my awesome husband and an utterly presumptuous but adorable cat. Lizard-Monkeys and Other Stories is my first fiction publication. Before that, I have co-authored twenty-two peer-reviewed scientific papers.

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Roxanna Piedrafuette Nope, I am not one for horror. I can write satyrical horror though. Let's see: "Right until that moment, I thought it was an unpleasant joke but I…moreNope, I am not one for horror. I can write satyrical horror though. Let's see: "Right until that moment, I thought it was an unpleasant joke but I went to sleep that night with a feeling of dread that my husband thought was unjustified. I awoke in the morning with a heavy chest, I ran to the TV, put on the morning news: the most horrible-bizarre thing in the world has become true and I felt as if the whole of reality had been turned upside down, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America." (less)
Roxanna Piedrafuette I keep writing. Usually, I don't have writer's block in the sense that I never lack ideas, most times I do have too many ideas. When trouble arises is…moreI keep writing. Usually, I don't have writer's block in the sense that I never lack ideas, most times I do have too many ideas. When trouble arises is when I try to find innovative ways of expressing my ideas or when I start to freak out that what I write is too different and nobody would pay attention to it. I then remind myself to write anyway, write lovingly, write freely; usually, those thoughts help a lot.

On those days when self-defeatism gets the best of me I pet my cat, get a good walk, chat with my husband, draw something, daydream in the clouds of my best hopes.
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A Month in Puerto Rico Part IV: Farewell

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Synopsis: In this blogpost, my trek back to Qatar and how my trip became a goodbye pilgrimage in more ways than one.


Sunset in Dorado, Puerto Rico


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 time in which I should have closed this saga of blogposts about the month I...Rico


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“Incluso en esos días cuando el mundo la drenaba de toda su fe, François era para ella como la tibieza del pan recién horneado en la mañana y como el crujido del pasto al viento en un jardín lleno de sol.

Del cuento 'Ulla y Salman', de la versión es español de mi libro, 'Monos o Lagartijos' a estrenarse en Noviembre de 2019.”
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“I don't know if I thought of anything in particular, but I remember distinctly a creamy, yellow sun that was warm on my neck, a breeze that lifted the smell of laundry detergent from the washer's bowl and spread it around me like a ribbon of scent.”
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“Incluso en esos días cuando el mundo la drenaba de toda su fe, François era para ella como la tibieza del pan recién horneado en la mañana y como el crujido del pasto al viento en un jardín lleno de sol.

Del cuento 'Ulla y Salman', de la versión es español de mi libro, 'Monos o Lagartijos' a estrenarse en Noviembre de 2019.”
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“The fact is that in two unhappy years, working in isolation except for Gosling, in a field new to her, she had come within two steps of answering the most exciting question in post-war science. What is more, she, unknowingly, had provided all the essential data for those who took the two brilliant leaps of intuition — to anti-parallel chains and base pairs — that cracked the problem.”
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“Not until 1992 did the Catholic Church admit publicly that it had erred in the matter of censoring Galileo’s ideas.”
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