Wasted Honor -

Carl R. ToersBijns is the author of the Wasted Honor Trilogy [Wasted Honor I,II and Gorilla Justice] and his newest book From the Womb to the Tomb, the Tony Lester Story, which is a reflection of his life and his experiences as a correctional officer and a correctional administrator retiring with the rank of deputy warden in the New Mexico and Arizona correctional systems.

Carl also wrote a book on his combat experience in the Kindle book titled - Combat Medic - Men with destiny - A red cross of Valor -

Carl is considered by many a rogue expert in the field of prison security systems since leaving the profession. Carl has been involved in the design of many pilot programs related to mental health treatment, security threat groups, suicide prevention, and maximum custody operational plans including double bunking max inmates and enhancing security for staff. He invites you to read his books so you can understand and grasp the cultural and political implications and influences of these prisons. He deals with the emotions, the stress and anxiety as well as the realities faced working inside a prison. He deals with the occupational risks while elaborating on the psychological impact of both prison worker and prisoner.

His most recent book, Gorilla Justice, is an un-edited raw fictional version of realistic prison experiences and events through the eyes of an anecdotal translation of the inmate’s plight and suffering while enduring the harsh and toxic prison environment including solitary confinement.

Carl has been interviewed by numerous news stations and newspapers in Phoenix regarding the escape from the Kingman prison and other high profile media cases related to wrongful deaths and suicides inside prisons. His insights have been solicited by the ACLU, Amnesty International, and various other legal firms representing solitary confinement cases in California and Arizona. He is currently working on the STG Step Down program at Pelican Bay and has offered his own experience insights with the Center of Constitutional Rights lawyers and interns to establish a core program at the SHU units. He has personally corresponded and written with SHU prisoners to assess the living conditions and how it impacts their long term placement inside these type of units that are similar to those in Arizona Florence Eyman special management unit where Carl was a unit deputy warden for almost two years before his promotion to Deputy Warden of Operations in Safford and Eyman.

He is a strong advocate for the mentally ill and is a board member of David's Hope Inc. a non-profit advocacy group in Phoenix and also serves as a senior advisor for Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council in Chino, California As a subject matter expert and corrections consultant, Carl has provided interviews and spoken on national and international radio talk shows e.g. BBC CBC Lou Show & TV shows as well as the Associated Press.

I use sarcasm, satire, parodies and other means to make you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

New book on a silver lining for the Silver generation -

This book is about the silver generation in our country. It’s about ageism and generational concerns as we reach for the sky and try to find a secret to the silver lining and saltation of growing old. Written in this simplified yet powerful book are the rare insights of the elderly now approaching retirement or in the first stages of retirement and the realization that many things have changed since they started planning for the golden years.

Not much has been said about the stereotyping and biased ageism attitudes that project punitive attitudes towards the elderly as they are perceived to be burdensome by younger generation who in fact forget that this future planning that has impaired the silver generation’s ability to provide sound and practical living conditions for them, has also impacted the future of other generations as it impacts on them one way or another additional stressors and complications for their future.

The book begins with Volume I which is basically an introduction of the elderly syndrome and misunderstandings. It also contains frank and candid opinions on how environmental conditions has imposed organic damage to memories of those affected by genetically altered foods, pesticides, and other chemical poisoning.

An environmental and climate damage that can’t be undone and which has altered DNA and causing new cancers still unsolved and unpreventable although the manufacturers of these chemicals refuse to stop infusing them into our food, animals and landscape.

Without revealing too much of the book it shows the wisdom, the maturity and the purpose elderly serve in our community. It demonstrates vitality, vigor and most of all, a significant purpose for their existence and how they contribute to the overall community in various capacities from caretaker to mentor and other roles.

Much is left to be said about the silver generation – the silver lining and saltation title is a precursor to the purpose of writing this book. Many secrets are revealed in the sense of self-fulfilling or valued self-worth as the book entails the significance of senior citizens in the years to come as well as in today’s world.

The book is not an indictment of progress or the foundations of discrimination or prejudicial attitudes towards the grey generation. This is a tribute to the baby boomers who have demonstrated resilience, endurance and stamina to weather the storms. After reading this book, anyone over the age of 64 years old will see, feel and accept their essential role in our communal way of life as we reach a different milestone with every birthday after 65.