Thanksgiving Truth

Chapter Eleven – Step Into The Light By Steven Maisenbacher My earliest memories of this day are being in school. I might have been six or seven years old and the teacher had us all draw turkeys. What we did was lay our little fat pudgy kid hands on paper and trace around it withContinue reading “Thanksgiving Truth”

Giving Thanks

Chapter Ten – Step Into The Light By Steven Maisenbacher Family. They say you can’t pick your family. I don’t know if that’s absolutely true; sometimes your family picks you. I know that recently I’ve gone through some real serious events and those that reacted with words of compassion and anger against the machine thatContinue reading “Giving Thanks”

Who Cares?

Chapter Nine – Step Into The Light By Steven Maisenbacher I’ve been going through it here at this place, we all know that, but the last few days have been over the top. For the second time since I’ve been here they ran out of my long-acting insulin. I take two kinds, a short actingContinue reading “Who Cares?”

Skepticism

Chapter Eight – Step Into The Light By Steven Maisenbacher I want to talk this morning briefly. I’ve just concluded my prayers and I’m sitting outside. It’s 5:39 a.m. I want to say something about being skeptical. I’m rapidly finding out here in this world that everyone is skeptical and suspicious and paranoid about almostContinue reading “Skepticism”

NATIVE TRADITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE & INCLUSION

Reflection for Native American Heritage Month By Ghost Dancer Native peoples have a hard time dealing with some of the practices and understandings of other peoples. By this I mean, most Native feel that other people must not think for themselves and are programmed as a whole rather than in freedom of the individual. IContinue reading “NATIVE TRADITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE & INCLUSION”