MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Cynthia Morrison, 53
Among her many titles, Cynthia Morrison is a playwright, a stunt consultant, an escape artist, fire breather, sword swallower, weight lifter and a knife thrower. And those are only a few of the thrill seeker’s claims to fame. The fearless West Palm Beach woman, who grew up in Lake Worth, doesn’t have time to be bored.
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What is your biggest accomplishment?
Becoming the first woman to compete in the Highland Games in Scotland in 1994.
What event changed your life the most?
Seeing a video by Yule Brenner about quitting smoking. I saw it 11 years ago and haven’t smoked a cigarette since.
What’s the most unusual item you own?
A Victorian-era embalming bed, part of my small funerary collection.
What event in history would you have liked to witness?
The gladiatorial games of ancient Rome.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
A state senator so I could pitch my case for legalizing bloodless bullfighting in Florida.
Who is your hero, someone who inspires you?
My theatrical instructor, Burt Reynolds. He inspired me to become a playwright and a filmmaker.