It Occurs to Me

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher I seem to have found a new hobby. It involves just staying in my bed, thinking, and letting my mind wander across the fields of my thoughts and wishes, ear plugs in, eyes closed, blankets pulled up, orContinue reading “It Occurs to Me”

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”

Native Rules of Respectful Behavior

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 12 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer I would now like to speak with you on the importance of showing respect when around Native people. You may be at a powwow or visiting a reservation or someone’s home, and knowing a few key rules of respectful behavior can mean the differenceContinue reading “Native Rules of Respectful Behavior”

UNICOR

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher Well, how do I start about a factory prison job? It’s crazy in that I have done so many different things thru UNICOR, the Federal Prison Industries. If you are in prison, you need money to exist –Continue reading “UNICOR”

LONG ROAD HOME (24)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 24 I Have a Dream October 2021 When my “Out Date” arrives in about a year, I will be going to a Halfway House where I will receive the help and assistance needed to readjust and get on my feet. The counselors there will have a packetContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (24)”

Moons, Ceremonials & Dances

Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 11 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer Now it is important to understand each month has its own specific moon cycle. There are 13 moon cycles per year and 28 days to a complete moon cycle. We counted time by the moon cycles. We harvested crops, planted crops, hunted, fished, gatheredContinue reading “Moons, Ceremonials & Dances”

LONG ROAD HOME (23)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 23 Roll The Footage Finally, the ordeal of the pneumonia – cancer – TB was over and my mind relieved. But all during the two-week quarantine, I still had the huge concern that my cell mate was using drugs and worry whether my personal property, especially theContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (23)”

LONG ROAD HOME (22)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 22 Headaches, Heartaches & Spiritual Challenges Jason has left, I’m by myself but another Native is in the block. He had several falls to the addictions of his past while in other units. He had ended up going to the hole but coming out clean and soberContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (22)”

Traditional Medicines

A Sampling of Herbal Medicines Used by Eastern Native Peoples Sacred Medicine Ways – Part 11 A Teaching by Ghost Dancer In many places today, Native peoples still practice living in harmony with nature and trust these ways before they will go for modern medical treatments because they actually work. So for those of usContinue reading “Traditional Medicines”

LONG ROAD HOME (21)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 21 Lockdown! And They Mean It The last day of March, my friend and cellmate of more than a year suddenly decides he wants to move out. I didn’t really know why, but it didn’t bother me much that I would have the cell to myself forContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (21)”