Mine, Nacho’s Cheezy Rice Surprise

Light In the Distance… OUT DATE- 243 Days and counting – Still gotta eat. Steven Maisenbacher Here I am once again sports fans with another installment of “Exactly what I don’t know” and I’m your host, Walks On The Grass. Well, I have made yet another culinary discovery! See, today I was gonna make aContinue reading “Mine, Nacho’s Cheezy Rice Surprise”

Self-Worth

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (11) Talladega Prison, April 30, 2019 – Had another great day at the lodge. There were only three of us again. The others have all been transferred. Instead of several smaller tarps to lap over the framework, we now only have one huge one so, with so few, figuring waysContinue reading “Self-Worth”

The Eagle

When you look at this drawing of the Eagle I would like for you to see beyond the art and understand all that was going on that inspired it. In the early 1990’s, I was locked up at the notoriously infamous Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama, commonly known in the system as “The Bottom.” Administrators ofContinue reading “The Eagle”

Crying Ceremony

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (10) By Ghost Dancer May 7, 2019 – Today our Native brothers had a much-needed crying ceremony. Now most people don’t understand this technique to help heal themselves. It is not done in most lodges, so most who attended sweat lodge ceremonies have never experienced this type of ceremony andContinue reading “Crying Ceremony”

Humbleness

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (9) By Ghost Dancer On Being Part of Everything That Is Nov. 13, 2018 – Just got back from the Inipi ceremony. It has rained on us all day. We are soaked to the bone. Today was our guest week and we had a packed lodge. Since it was soContinue reading “Humbleness”

Rough Start – So Many Questions

Light In the Distance… Final Months of the Long Road Home By Steven Maisenbacher With my long-awaited “Out Date” – August 31, 2022 just months away I have been scrambling to try to prepare for the imminent transition. During the closing months of 2021, I was heartened by the fact that the Covid Pandemic seemedContinue reading “Rough Start – So Many Questions”

Abused Boys

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi By Ghost Dancer Jan 2020 – Just back from the lodge. We didn’t sweat because of the rain, so we just had a discussion and pipe ceremony in the lodge. There were only three of us, but I wanted to express my feelings today on a much-needed truth about theContinue reading “Abused Boys”

True Brotherhood

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (7) By Ghost Dancer Oct. 10, 2017 – We had an awesome ceremony today. As we all know, there has been so much tragedy in the world. We prayed for all who suffer including our own families and friends. Last week we had many non-native guests. These people were curiousContinue reading “True Brotherhood”

Prison of Inflexibility

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (6) By Ghost Dancer Dec. 2019 – We had a good lodge today. It was around the mid 20’s this AM with the winds blowing at the lodge. Felt nice and fresh, and yes kind of cool too. Most folks now days try to cover themselves with clothing to lookContinue reading “Prison of Inflexibility”

Accepting Truth & Responsibility

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (5) By Ghost Dancer Today’s lesson begins with accepting the truth of weaknesses about ourselves and working to change the things that we can. Being honest about our flaws is never easy for most folks. We all have flaws that have kept us from truly accepting who we are andContinue reading “Accepting Truth & Responsibility”