Rasmenian Detritus

Official Website of Author Rasmenia Massoud


  “Being a fiction writer is a good way to go crazy, it’s a good way to be a nervous wreck, it’s a good way to become a drunk. You continually pick at yourself, the little sores that you have. They scab over and you pick them open again. Other people not only let them scab over, they let them scar over. They leave it alone. Writers don’t do that. […]

Categories: They Went That-A-Way


“Like all artists I want to cheat death a little and contribute something to the next generation.”  -Dennis Hopper “I am just a middle-class farm boy from Dodge City and my grandparents were wheat farmers. I thought painting, acting, directing and photography was all part of being an artist. I have made my money that way. And I have had some fun. It’s not been a bad life.”  -Dennis Hopper […]

Categories: They Went That-A-Way


Not long after I moved to France, I had French friends & relatives telling me about Mont Saint Michel. “Have you been?” “Um… no, not yet,” I’d say. “Oh, it is so beautiful – you really must go.” After I had been in France for about a year, Olivier & I returned from a trip to Normandy. “So, did you visit Mont Saint Michel?” “Er, uh… well, no… not yet.” […]

Categories: La Vie en France


No, that’s not some sort of oxymoron.  If there’s anything that I’ve heard too many times since I’ve started living in France, it’s people (particularly other Americans) talking trash about cowardly French.  I’ve got to call bullshit on this whole “cheese-eating surrender monkey” theory. 1.  Brennus – 4th Century BCE Brennus was chieftain of one of the Gallic tribes back in the day.  In 387 BCE, Brennus led his army […]

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