Rasmenia Massoud

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Rasmenia Massoud was born just outside of Washington D.C. somewhere during the era of Hunter S. Thompson vs. Nixon, but never lived there. She just happened to be in the area. She grew up in Colorado where she made a living with both blue and white collars at various times in her life before deciding that collars are not good, and that writing stories was very good.

In addition to spending several years in various Colorado towns, she has also lived in Florida, Pennsylvania, Indiana, England, Paris, and the French countryside; traveling to a number of states and countries in between. All the while, thinking deeply about the places and the people she encounters, and writing things down. She looks for the cracks, the scars under the flesh, gath
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Rasmenia Massoud Hmm... I'm afraid I can't remember quite that far back. It's likely that it was something with a golden spine about puppies. Or Dr Seuss. Or a Little…moreHmm... I'm afraid I can't remember quite that far back. It's likely that it was something with a golden spine about puppies. Or Dr Seuss. Or a Little Engine That Could. Since that answer is dull and vague, I'll tell you the first book I read that really knocked me out. It was 'Island of the Blue Dolphins' by Scott O'Dell. It's a children's novel about a girl stranded alone on a desert island who learns to fend for herself for several years. Being a very small and lonely girl myself, it floored me to imagine someone like me could be strong, brave, and self-sufficient. I learned strange new words like 'abalone' and 'cormorant'. It was the first book I read that left a strong imprint in my brain. That imprint remains there to this day, and the battered paperback still remains on my shelf.(less)
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The Inadequate Language of Expats and Immigrants

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“I know that mirrors give us a false sense of confidence.” I continued. “The reflection that we see everyday has nothing to do with how others see us. The glass lies.”
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“Who’s happy? Happy is just what people think they are when they can’t find anything to bitch about.”
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“Hate isn’t the opposite of love, apathy is. Hating doesn’t free you from feeling anything. You have to carry it around, using every scar, every little memory like a building block. Like a stone in a wall, until you’ve created a new person, a new life that you can live with.”
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Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Rasmenia. I suppose the best way to introduce myself is through my website:

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Jesse Hanson Dear Rasmenia,
I'm glad you added me as a friend here on Goodreads. I see we enjoy some of the same writers. Here's wishing you a good year and much success with Human Detritus. And if you get a chance, I hope you'll take a look at my spiritual fiction allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man. Namaste, jesse


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