Rasmenian Detritus

Official Website of Author Rasmenia Massoud


I’ve been getting invited to more weddings lately. About a year ago, France legalized same-sex marriage. They didn’t stop there – gay and lesbian couples now have the right to adopt children, too. That’s something I’m profoundly grateful for. Oh, not because I’m gay or want to adopt a child, but because I’m not an asshole. Also, because I like to see my friends happy and endowed with equal rights. […]

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“Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.” ― Robertson Davies “A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” ― Ernest Hemingway “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ― Robert A. […]


Five years. Five years since I’ve worn a dress. Five years since I’ve had my feet in a shiny new pair of girl shoes, standing next to a crazy French man in a funky pinstriped suit with a pink ribbon in his hair. Five years since we stood there next to one another, in la mairie du 18éme arrondissement in Paris, listening to some very official-looking guy who rattled on […]


“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”  -George Bernard Shaw * In the winter of 2004, I had the brilliant idea to take a trip to France.  I thought to myself, “Sure… this’ll be great.  I’ll go out there all alone.  I’ve been talking to that French guy on the Internet for the past few months… yeah, this is a good idea.” Ok… so it was a […]


Four years ago, I was in the midst of disassembling my life in Colorado. This is the only way to build a new one. There in my apartment, which was rapidly becoming a large empty space, I stared at the packed boxes. There were more & more of them every day. There were times when the packing & planning was exhausting. It was easier to chain smoke in the dark […]