Forget me not, American Crow


Forget-me-not, AMERICAN CROW, assumed published, copyright and written by Shara B. Allen.

This is a strange and rather difficult to read, but interesting book. It is difficult to read because of its configuration in split and attenuated words that frequently make assimilation of the author’s meaning difficult to discern or at least requires after thought to acquire. It is particularly interesting however, because immediately it brings to mind Hebert specifically and other Elizabethan and seventeenth century poets. Poets popular in this period not infrequently indulged in presenting poetical thoughts in unusual forms, e.g. the form of a cross, a capitol I, hour glass or other. Thus, from this reader’s perspective, the poems presented here are fascinating because the author admits to not being a traditional author but “writes her books in poetry format”. But further, she is a veteran U.S. Army animal technician who “writes about love, nature, animals and mental health” with completed course work in all appropriate subjects. “She used her educational background to describe and illustrate symptoms of mental disorders that patients like herself deal with on an everyday basis in hopes to spread awareness.” So to reiterate, the thought of an author with no indication of familiarity with the works of these poets providing such unusual formatted poetry indeed is most intriguing.

4* Difficult but fascinating as described.

Restore Your Rest


Restore your Rest ISBN: 9781599328836 Advantage Media Group, copyright and written by Shab R. Krish, DDS., MS.

This is a book discussing the interrelationship between TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) problems and those associated with Sleep Disorders and the number of factors affecting the two often interrelated entities. It opens with how the author’s personal problems led her to further study of the situation and how to correct it. Then – Acknowledgments; a Forward by her acknowledged mentor, Steven R. Olmos, DDS, Founder, TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centers Int’l.; an Introduction; eight chapters; Closing Testimonials; “How to Contact Us” and 50 references to conclude the book. The specific chapters provide a discussion of the often erroneously offered diagnosis of “It’s All in your Head”; descriptions of TMJ and Sleep Apnea; Diagnosis thereof; The need for individualized treatment plans; Youth Snoring and its importance; Prevention by assuring proper structural/functional growth in early years; Importance of proper diet, and finally a summation detailing why “It’s Not All in your Head”.

Discussion: The substance of this presentation has much to offer persons with any of the multitudinous problems associated with inability to sleep properly. Simultaneously it provides similar material for individuals suffering from the often closely associated and undiagnosed head, neck, shoulder and arm pain, as well as occasional others as disclosed by the author. The only regrettably unfortunate aspect of the book is the overwhelming amount of repetition, occasionally even in successive paragraphs.

Conclusion: A worthwhile contribution in dire need of judicious editing.

4* Worthwhile contribution but in dire need of judicious editing