All For the Right to Pray (14)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 14 – When Life Came Undone By Ghost Dancer When I was 16 years old my dad signed for me to enlist in the U.S. Navy. A big part of this decision was to get away from the woman I had been forced to marry atContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (14)”

All For the Right to Pray (13)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 13 – The Spiritual Reawakening of the People By Ghost Dancer Today, if you asked most people what they know about the American Indian Movement or AIM, you would most likely get a blank look. For those who have heard about AIM, their impression would mostContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (13)”

Astounding, Baffling and Irritating

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 137 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Talladega Prison, April 8, 2022 If we all were to be reasonable about the math, we’d agree, the average federal correctional officer makes a whopping 50k annually. Now it’s amazing to see this when the primary job description isContinue reading “Astounding, Baffling and Irritating”

All For the Right to Pray (11)

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 11 – The Horseman – Sachem and Me 2 By Ghost Dancer Like me, Sachem was born out of time, out of place, and was trying his best to remain true to his own spirit in a world that would not allow that. He did notContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (11)”

All For the Right to Pray (9)

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 9 – The Horseman – Misty 2 By Ghost Dancer At that time, I was in the 7th grade. One day I went to school and caught the son of another rancher down the road and two other bullies picking on a young girl with disabilitiesContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (9)”

All For the Right to Pray ( 8 )

Part Two – The Making of a Warrior Chapter 8 – The Horseman – Misty 1 By Ghost Dancer The year I turned 13, my stepdad sold our home in Ocala and we bought a small ranch in West Anthony, which is known as horse country. We had plenty of room for pastures, so allContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray ( 8 )”

All For the Right to Pray (6)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 6 – Intellectual and Spiritual Gifts By Ghost Dancer I do not remember when it was actually that folks started noticing that I had exceptional memory and learning abilities but I was very young. My Grandpa Beavers made sure that I understood how important it was forContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (6)”

All For the Right to Pray (5)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 5 – Athletic Training, Skills & Opportunities By Ghost Dancer My dad first started playing ball with me as soon as I could walk pretty good and from then on I was in for lots of learning. Even after my parents were divorced, my training continued wheneverContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (5)”

All For the Right to Pray (4)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 4 – Growing Up in the Alabama Mountains By James Johnson My father, James Johnson, lost his own father when he was fourteen years old. One of a large farm family, he had to work to help his family survive so he never had much opportunity forContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (4)”

All For the Right to Pray (3)

Part One – Walking in Three Worlds Chapter 3 – Growing Up in Florida By Ghost Dancer My mother, born Mary Joyce Beavers, was and always has been, a happy-go-lucky person who loves life and loves having fun. She has always been a buffer to the world around me and all of her children. WeContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (3)”