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END OF THE STORY, continued

Published May 25, 2019 by Nan Mykel

When I retired from the state prison system, where I had been treating incest and other sex offenders for 12 years, I felt sufficiently concerned–as a psychologist and incest survivor myself–to share the devastation  incest has on victims. (Referred to as survivors as they struggle to grow.)  Almost to the man, they believe it doesn’t harm the victim.  I decided to write a book revealing the effect incest had on me.  In the process I became aware of more effects that I had not connected to the incest.

So I wrote the book. The editor of the University of Ohio Press wanted to print it. The business manager, however, turned it down, saying people don’t want to read about incest.

So, believing it could perhaps prevent future incest offenders or the many who have never been apprehended, I pursued “on demand” publishing, with Amazon’s Create Space and ended up with 434 pages.  I won’t bore you with the results but I have my book on a PDF and am willing to share at no cost.  You see, I meant it when I said I was motivated by the hope to share the knowledge and experience, not money.  If you’d like a copy and your computer can handle a hefty PDF, let me know plus where to send it.  I’m not worried about being flooded with requests, since it didn’t do well on Amazon.

P.S. If you request one or both I won’t print your request.

END OF THE STORY (continued next post)

Published May 25, 2019 by Nan Mykel
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HORSE SENSE

Published May 22, 2019 by Nan Mykel

Free stock photo of animal, animal photography, close-up, daylightDomestic horses (Equus caballus) prefer to approach humans displaying a submissive body posture rather than a dominant body posture. [Don’t we all?]     Volume 21, Issue 2,

 A study has demonstrated for the first time that a horse’s emotional response to an object influences which eye they prefer using to look at it. Whether horses experience something as new, frightening or enjoyable directs a preference to seeing it with the left or the right eyehttps://www.horsesciencenews.com/horse…/depends-on-how-a-horse-sees-it.php

A horse can see two things at once, one from each eye. That allows each side of its brain to work separately. Like humans, horses have a dominant side (right-handed or left-handed); however, unlike humans, horses need to be taught things twice: on the right side and on the left side. The expression in a horse’s eye is often thought to be a good indicator of their behavior, e.g., wide open with white showing (and not an Appaloosa), scared; half closed, sleepy, etc.

A horse’s hearing is much keener than ours, and their eyeball is the largest orb found in any land mammal, and has a correspondingly oversized retina.   https://esc.rutgers.edu/fact_sheet

It’s been observed that which eye a horse looks at you with reflects his earlier experience with you–whether positive or distressing.

 I’m afraid I’m not a horse person, just found this interesting.  Just think what the disqualified Kentucky Derby horse must have been sensing, seeing the many horses either side of him at the same time.

Image: https://www.pexels.com/search/horse%20head/

Nan’s own re-blog for D’Verse

Published May 16, 2019 by Nan Mykel

The World Is Flat After All

Dubbed Democracy, it used to be

top of the line, the lead ship, at sea,

and on the land it served us well,

until the  strains of its death knell

fell,

baring an underbelly swole

with all the pilfered things they stole

in broad daylight, and  on t.v.!

Gone is the half-belief in he

who’ll take us safely to the shore

while staying steadfast to the core.

The compass nestles in the deep

while those on board remain asleep.

They used to say the earth was round,

that right makes might, but I found

that all I knew I now know not,

nor how to tell the truth from rot,

and not so sure that we’ll endure,

to make a safe arrival.

Nan

Oh Oh–Am I Thinking Too Much?

Published May 16, 2019 by Nan Mykel

I was  thinking about the new book of short stories with more than 700 pages that I  ordered from the library with glee. It was written by a woman, and the review said there was a story involving a penis in each story.  Every woman I mentioned it  to laughed. The only man I told about it mumbled something about “penis envy.”  Then I thought how I would feel about a similar book written by a man about vaginas.  I wouldn’t laugh.

 

THE POET KNOWETH NAUGHT

Published May 14, 2019 by Nan Mykel

Those who deliver squirming

residue, self-propelled compost

seeking expression, riding along

in the line of ink struggling to be

known, are our curious midwives

who, pulled inward, wipe the mirror

and meet the eyes, meanwhile

harking to the echoes, letting the

pustules break and hopefully setting

the dandelion chutes free to fly.

Searching For The True Me

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

The Inglorius Padre Steve's World

Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

Nan's Notebook

Things I want to say about this, that, and the other thing.

saania2806.wordpress.com/

Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

Wilderness of Waves

sailing solo in search of an endless sunrise

Perception

Until I know this sure uncertainty, I'll entertain the offered fallacy.

The Cozy Mystery List Blog

Cozy Mystery (and Other Favorite) Books, Movies, and TV

fauxcroft

living life in conscious reality

A Haiku A Day

(almost) keeps your mind from going astray

Magic 95.9

Baltimore, R&B, Tom Joyner, Radio, WWIN

Michelle Rose. Reflection of My Journey

Drowning in the busyness of life, and how I stay afloat, and find peace and stillness amidst the chaos

musingsofanoldfart

Independent views from someone who offers some historical context

Views and Observations

Politics, Current Events, Science, Bisexual+, LGBTQ, Social Issues, History, and more!

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Analysis & Discussion For Political Uncertainty

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Animals, peace, war, civil liberties, science, social justice, women's issues, arts, more

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