Let the Circus Begin

Light In the Distance… OUT DATE- 209 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Well, by now we all know I managed to get up enough gumption to finally say enough is enough and quit the J.O.B.  We may or may not have known that it would entail my moving from housing unit Sigma A, officiallyContinue reading “Let the Circus Begin”

The Gift

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher It’s always amazing to me how I can manage to learn all the songs I do, especially in different Native languages, as well as their translations. How glad I am to end the year 2021, my last fullContinue reading “The Gift”

Holiday Joy

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher Well, it’s that time of year again for me, but this time I refuse to let the holidays get to me. I’m not going to act all cheery while inside I’m dying a thousand times by my ownContinue reading “Holiday Joy”

Dream Haters

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher OK, I’m pretty ticked off at the moment and I’ve let a particular issue fester for a couple days. Actually the problem has been building for years, decades in fact, but recently it has started to play soContinue reading “Dream Haters”

You Can’t Wash it Off

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher And another amazing segment in the never ending rantings of a somewhat sane person. See, I was on the phone with Edna “Sings Many Songs” Dixon the other day before we went back on Covid Code Red protocols.Continue reading “You Can’t Wash it Off”

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)”

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)”

LONG ROAD HOME (20)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 20 Calm Before the Storm February 2020 – Our spiritual group had been complaining for more than a year about the lack of materials to re-build the sweat lodge. See, if you are not of the professed faith group of one of the institutional chaplains, getting anythingContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (20)”

LONG ROAD HOME (19)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 19 Wash the Pain From My Soul A week, 10 days, 15 days, then 17 days go by and I’m thinking these staples sure hurt and I’m noticing a green discharge through the bandages. I never got a call out to come to medical to remove themContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (19)”

LONG ROAD HOME (15)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 15 Finally a New Circle April 30, 2019, I arrived in Talladega about 9am, and went thru the usual check-in routine, interviews and unit assignments. I’m told they have me assigned to Gamma-Beta Unit but it’s full so they’re going to house me in Delta till spaceContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (15)”