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Damnable, Devastating, Distressing Decapitation

Decapitation.  First thing that comes to mind?  Do you think of the Headless Horseman?  Marie Antoinette and the infamous guillotine?  The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland bellowing, “Off with her head!” Anne Boylen and King Henry’s hunger for a son? I got onto a decapitation kick after my Marie Antoinette and the brioche blog. Naturally, anything… Continue reading Damnable, Devastating, Distressing Decapitation

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Mushrooms, Myths, Mandrake Yielded Madcap Medieval Medicines

Okay. We know perfectly well that people who lived eons ago weren’t too up on science and technology in the world around them. However, I have to give them the thumbs up for their use of natural herbs, fungi and other plant life in spiritual worship, beautification and other sorts of rituals. Some of these… Continue reading Mushrooms, Myths, Mandrake Yielded Madcap Medieval Medicines

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Dorothy Allison All-Seeing, All-Knowing All-Psychic Abilities

Many people have heard about Dorothy Allison. She was a self-proclaimed psychic. In May 1988, she was featured on Unsolved Mysteries. When Dorothy was 14, she predicted her father’s death and he died a few weeks later. Allison used her abilities to help police find missing children and their predators. In her voluntary detecting career, … Continue reading Dorothy Allison All-Seeing, All-Knowing All-Psychic Abilities

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quoth the Raven nevermore”

a living human being Ever yet was blessed with seeing the bird above his chamber door. Once upon a midnight dreary in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe wrote the Raven, knowing that the creepy superstition about blackbirds (also known as ravens, jackdaws, magpies and crows) were a suitable metaphor for his hero’s loss and despair. The poem tells of a talking… Continue reading quoth the Raven nevermore”

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Of Maggots and Moths….and Mice and Men

So many uses for things like maggots and moths. They tell a detailed story about persons unknown who have been unceremoniously dumped into nature’s reluctant lap after a nasty homicide…or in a missing person’s case where someone, probably senile or under the influence, has wandered away, never to return in a living state. Well, gross… Continue reading Of Maggots and Moths….and Mice and Men

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Heaven has No Rage as Love to Hatred Turned, nor Hell a Fury like a Woman Scorned

Hell has no great a fury as a woman scorned is William Congreve’s famous misquote, but we get the idea. Betty Broderick, the scorned ex-wife and former American suburban housewife of a successful lawyer in La Jolla, San Diego, did not. The Broderick story was typical: Betty was a beautiful woman when her husband, Dan Broderick, married her some… Continue reading Heaven has No Rage as Love to Hatred Turned, nor Hell a Fury like a Woman Scorned

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Pampered, Perverse and Pathological

Whoever said the root of all evil is money knew what she was talking about. Female killers are the creepiest of them all. I mean, a psychopath is a psychopath but there is something so anti-female, anti-woman about a female psychopath that it makes my skin crawl more than a male.  We expect criminals to come in the male… Continue reading Pampered, Perverse and Pathological