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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

A less traveled road

A less traveled road 

We all know how to avoid making decisions and walking away from our problems. Confrontation is such an ugly thing to deal with thus we solve our problems by walking away and never looking back. 

Unfortunately, walking away has a very high price you pay. It doesn’t do anything for your self-understanding and destroys self-esteem, confidence and changes in your life. In fact, it does quite the opposite and hampers your ability to grow mentally and spiritually.
Thus it is best to confront and solve your problems so you can travel the road less traveled. Walking alone can be beneficial as is walking in a group if that group understands you and has your best interest in mind. 

Walking the road less traveled will mean confrontation and suffering is at hand and those near you, must try to be patient and understand you. This relationship must be reciprocal and beneficial to grow positivity and better spirits. 

Compatibility, independence, and learning to distinguish the differences is important is solving our problems. Self-understanding is the key to recognizing your own abilities and power. It must allow you to deal with and understand your own ideas, vision and insights or dreams. It is all relevant to your personal, mental and spiritual growth.

Learning how to deal with blame, forgiveness, love and self-love are important elements of your life. Knowing yourself is more important than we think it is as it is the core value of who we are. It is an instrumental and fundamental part of growing up so we need to do it gradually and deliberately pay attention to how we solve our problems. 

Confrontation, self-discovery and a close examination of our complexities in our own lives gives us the tools to be better decision makers down the road. This journey is an enlightening opportunity to grow in belief and in spirit. 

Believe in yourself but be prepared for the paradoxical nature of your belief and your life’s experiences. Nothing is what it appears to be and what appears to be may not be the reality you are facing. 

Know the differences between good and evil, know which road to take. The high road can lead to overcoming your own narcissism and putting your perspectives in focus as you deal with matters of important all your life. 

Coming to terms with life and death, love and sadness, loved and being love, hate and being hated, is living with a paradox we all have to face sometime in our lives. The road less traveled deals with choices we make every day personally and professionally. The ethical choices we make affects you, me and all those around you. 

Life’s choices on making productive patterns work instead of destruction in your life. Avoid the patterns of self-absorption, callousness, manipulation and becoming too materialistic in nature you become entrenched in a road that demonstrated routine behaviors we do not recognize as being civil or kind, but rather dramatic and unwelcomed to many who see this as an ugliness in character.

Focus on your journey for better experiences. Share with others what you have been blessed with or learned. Participate in community building and joining together minds, energies, creativity and productive processes which may overcome our prejudices, our transcending differences of opinions and learn to accept love ourselves as well as each other. 

Never wander off this path for the path is different than the journey. Staying on the less traveled road is taking the right road. The high road and the moral road. It is connected to life that allows us to achieve a wholeness in successes, maturity and spiritual growth in our life.