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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Walks’ Footpan Foodz

By Steven Maisenbacher Hello, my tastebud buddies! I’m gonna start out with a quick explanation of what creative prison cuisine is all about. Now, I’ve been in prison for over 37 years and let me tell ya, prison food is not exactly tasty, nutritious or sufficient to fill empty bellies. But I like to eatContinue reading “Walks’ Footpan Foodz”

Deep Prayer & Meditation

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (4) By Ghost Dancer 2018 – Today our lesson is on deep prayers and focusing on the prayer as I was taught and shown by elders and Spirit. When we pray it is important that we visualize and focus on what we are praying for. In the ceremony, we willContinue reading “Deep Prayer & Meditation”

Being Truthful

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (3) By Ghost Dancer 2020 – Just back from the lodge. We had a wonderful ceremony, Nice and hot-hot. Yes we must give all of ourselves so that all those we are praying for do not suffer. Today’s lesson was about being truthful to ourselves so we can always beContinue reading “Being Truthful”

Winter Solstice

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (2) By Ghost Dancer The Winter Solstice has been very important to traditional Native Peoples throughout history. The Winter Solstice begins the purification of Mother Earth. It is a time for us to reflect and purify ourselves and to let go of everything we have done during the past yearContinue reading “Winter Solstice”