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

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Epiphany of your Conscience

The Epiphany of your Conscience

We all experience things of meanings in life – it can be fairly written that everything has a reason and that whenever you experience a sudden manifestation or intuitive perception of something important happening, it could be called an epiphany of a reality as your experience focuses on its importance and overshadow other things that have happened in your life lately.

Capturing this intuitive grasp of reality through a particular or specific event is always meaningful to us. It drives us to the next step in our life’s dreams or expectations. It brings us choices to be made in a manner that is responsible and beneficial for all, not just yourself.

Grace comes to those who acknowledge God as our creator. Not a creature but rather a supreme being often referred to as the master of the universe. A comment somewhat overstated in the minds of those who believe there is more out there in space than we presently know. Regardless, it is generally accepted that God dwells amongst us and we worship Him for his Love and Blessings.

Although we have never witnessed some of the spectacular events illustrated in the Bible, we believe with all our hearts that this is what really happened and those who lived it must have been wholeheartedly excited over some of these miracles of God. Imagine the birth of Christ in the stable and knowing that he was born not to be just another person. I am certain that this event was an unreal experience for those who witnessed it and properly labeled an epiphanic event. One could mention a few more moments of special happenings but I think you got the jest of the message so far.

What are you thinking when you look up to the stars? Do you think of God or do you isolate Him from your reality? Have you taken the time to find the truth and study the words closely enough to understand them better or have you taken life for granted as it presents itself to you? Today, there appears to be a lack of curiosity to find God or seek the spirit of Christ-like we did before.

I don’t know if this is a generational issue or if it is related to the erosion of morals or values within our society. Perhaps, for many, material things and silver, gold or other stock, has devalued personal merits so much, it doesn't matter anymore to those who forsake God and seek fame, wealth or fortune.

There is no need to speak about this in politically correct terms – those who have remained faithful understand the importance of faith, love, hope and charity. Others are missing out on these values and seek their wealth or importance elsewhere. The simple fact remains, without God, there are many reasons that determine a person’s mind or grace – they will most likely hate us more, reject us often and find everything we do offensively or irrelevant to life, in one manner or another.

The greatest travesty of all this is the fact that these godless people want to punish us for our faith. Just because they haven’t realized the possession of such a spirit, they condemn us to death as we do our time on Earth and patiently await the opportunity to ascend to heaven and dwell among those who also believe in God.

Perhaps, in their own daily lives, they take a moment out of their busy schedules and pay attention to the events that are happening around them and realize there is a message for some of them that are mind-changing events with a high level of reality attached to it that requires them stop for a moment, and to think and act and decide where they want to be in life.