Why does Alisha Strongbow call Garry Aster a “psychopath?”

Remember, Alisha Strongbow is a Med-Gen and familiar with primary diagnoses. She also knows Garry and what he is capable of—both the good and the dark side. Not all psychopaths fit the stereotype of evil ax murderers. Many individuals with antisocial personality traits thrive in society without crossing legal boundaries or resorting to violence. TheseContinue reading “Why does Alisha Strongbow call Garry Aster a “psychopath?””

What Prompted the Writing of Silent Consent?

My journey with ‘Silent Consent’ began during a challenging time in my life when someone close to me was undergoing physical rehabilitation. The daily commute to the rehabilitation center, involving two hours of train and bus rides three times a week, provided time for solitude and reflection. During one of these commutes, I crafted aContinue reading “What Prompted the Writing of Silent Consent?”

Just for Fun, A Silent Consent Word Search

I enjoy these when I get bored, but they also drive me nuts when I can’t find those last two words. Download it, try you hand at the word search, and avoid the temptation to stab the thing. I will publish the solution at Prairie House Gallery and Books the end of next week.

Goodreads Gave away of 100 copies of Silent Consent

Between August 28 and Sept 9, 2023, we gave away 100 copies of Silent Consent in a Goodreads Giveaway promotion. We thank all of you who entered and hope you enjoyed the book If you don’t have a Goodreads account, you’re missing out on some great deals.

Chemicals in Everyday Products Link to Infertility

Every day products, such as phthalates (a plastic softener) effect fertility.  These compounds are also found in many air fresheners, cosmetics and many fragranced products. Bisphenols alter estrogen levels and also can interfere with fertility, as can many pesticides and flame retardants. As a result, we can see reduced fertility not just in humans butContinue reading “Chemicals in Everyday Products Link to Infertility”

Microplastics and Male Fertility

Plastics have built modern civilization over the past century, but the price of that wonder may be higher than we thought.  Minimata disease, caused by the mercury used to make PVCs, was an early warning that something was amiss.  More recently, we learned how exposure to plastics can alter our physiology.  PVC and PUR productsContinue reading “Microplastics and Male Fertility”

Kudos to a Great Graphic Artist Rubin Bolling: Alternative MAUS Hits Home

-by Ptera Hunter Among the best responses that I have seen to date about the recent mashugana decision by the Tennessee School Board to ban a book about the holocaust (because a cartoon mouse shows a breast) comes from graphic artist Ruben Bolling (a.k.a., Tom the Dancing Bug.) One of Mr. Bolling’s most recent parodies,Continue reading “Kudos to a Great Graphic Artist Rubin Bolling: Alternative MAUS Hits Home”

The Downside of the Growth Curve?

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, human populations have sky-rocked.  In 1800, approximately one billion people lived on our planet.  At that time, we lived on the energy of the sunlight that came down each year or stored in trees and crops over a few years to decades.  Once we learned to exploit fossilizedContinue reading “The Downside of the Growth Curve?”

Tennessee School Board Bans MAUS Over a Naked Mouse.

an editorial by our writer, Circa24, author of Silent Consent Now, in 2022, the Tennessee school board wishes to ban Maus by Art Spiegelman (1980).  It claims that it doesn’t mind people learning about the Shoah, as long as it’s sanitized!  “A naked” picture in the Pulitzer-winning graphic novel Maus displays one character after herContinue reading “Tennessee School Board Bans MAUS Over a Naked Mouse.”