"Do you know what is wrong with people? They have no passion for life. I might as well be surrounded by upright cadavers. The plague exists in church, at school, almost everywhere. It affects my friends, colleagues, many students... and it's an absolute catastrophe!" - Dr. Ellsworth, November 1999 "Babette: The Many Lives, Two Deaths and Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth" is the story of Ross Eliot's early years in Portland, Oregon, when he stumbled upon an unusual living arrangement with an eccentric history professor. In exchange for quarters in the pantry of her elegant home, Eliot served as companion, driver, confidant and occasional medic for the flamboyant and worldly septuagenarian. His account of those years pulls the reader through religious, cultural and historical tales laced with intrigue, felony and mystery. Ross Eliot is a writer, roofer, auto mechanic, DJ, and commercial fisherman based in Portland, Oregon, and Sitka, Alaska. He is best knows as publisher and editor of the critically acclaimed counterculture gun politics magazine "American Gun Culture Report" from 2006-2011 and the current internet journal "Occupy the 2nd Amendment."