Madame Death

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Une Saison en Enfer

This is a photo of just a small portion of my 18th and 19th century poison collection. To the left is a 19th century Parisian foetal skeleton under glass, a 19th-20th century medical supply house skull ashtray, an Oddities NY snow globe, two 19th century coffee cups from Bellevue Hospital, NYC, an 1850s Parisian embalming pump, jar full of human teeth, and to the right up top, a partial human skull.

The Book
1/8 of the way through the third draft, I realize I have no choice but to do a fourth draft. I am not at all complaining.

Music: Land by Patti Smith

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My Old Sideshow Days

Circus of the Scars
During the beginning of the pandemic, my husband produced a documentary about life on the road with the original Jim Rose Circus Sideshow during the early 1990s.

It is currently showing at Film Festivals around the country and recently won four Best Documentary Awards, including most recently Best Documentary Audience Award at the San Francisco IndieFest. So yeah, I am pretty proud of my husband.

I will tell you a secret. My husband and I met through the sideshow, he asked me to marry him on a roller coaster right before it went upside down. We met up with circus and carny folks in Sarasota, Florida and got hitched in Nashville. We even had a carny wedding in Milwaukee simply by riding a Merry-Go-Round backwards three times.

We were both involved in the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow, he was the tour manager and was the glue that kept it all together. He was also the...

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