Monsters In the Closet

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” November 1, 2021 Steven Maisenbacher I’m thinking this sounds crazy, but I also have given it a lot of thought, like years’ worth, and over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that as a child I did so many badContinue reading “Monsters In the Closet”

Stir Crazy

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher Well hello there and welcome to “Where the hell did that come from!” I’m your host, Walks On The Grass and for the next however long it takes I will be introducing you to a very special andContinue reading “Stir Crazy”

LONG ROAD HOME (18)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 18 Gonna Be Days Like This If it wasn’t for Mike Lunsford who gave me the “smuggle buggy” as we named the walker he gave me – and that medical eventually authorized me to have – I would have had a lot more problems, even more painContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (18)”

LONG ROAD HOME (14)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 14 From The Top To The Bottom Man, almost as bad as being blindsided with this dang transfer “back to my region” was the fact that they sent me back to Yazoo. Let me tell you, I spent 3 years in Yazoo before I went to Petersburg.Continue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (14)”

LONG ROAD HOME (13)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 13 Twenty-One Songs In my free time, which wasn’t much considering my work and my first love, singing with the band, I continued to develop my jewelry-making skills as well. There in Petersburg, I was allowed to order pretty much whatever I wanted in the way ofContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (13)”

LONG ROAD HOME (12)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 12 Big Moves Normally when you are being transferred to another joint you try to find out what they don’t have there that they do have where you are. Then you buy a bunch of it, pack it in your property to transfer to the new spotContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (12)”

LONG ROAD HOME (11)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 11 Finding New Family Well, I can’t help it, I don’t know what it is, but I have always been able to get along better with women than men, and they always seem to sense it. Some years ago I placed an ad on Write A Prisoner.com.Continue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (11)”

LONG ROAD HOME (6)

Things I Regret – When I think of the man I was most of my life I cringe, and more than anything I feel ashamed. I did all the cruddy things in my life with no one to blame but myself. I’ve accepted this and processed it and grown so very much these last 20 years, but at what cost? All the people I harmed or hurt thru my crimes and my drug use and my not caring about anyone but myself. Like I said in the beginning, I was born broken.

LONG ROAD HOME (5)

Depression, Music & Brotherhood – There are many things that can bring you sickness and illness. Some of them we never even think about until it’s too late… During this time, I wrote some really poignant music and lyrics. The ordeal let me tap into a part of my mind that I never knew I could write from. I was amazed at the depth and clarity in which songs could pinpoint my feelings and put them out there in written form.

LONG ROAD HOME (4)

TALKING DONKEY – I gave Jimmy the name “Donkey,” used to tell him he was the only talking donkey in North America. He was just an old white man who had no business in my world of prisons and politics and gangs and such. He used to come with me out to the lodge and sit at the picnic table while we had our sweats. Jimmy was a good man.