Like A Badger

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 40 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher This story started a couple years ago when my adopted sister, Leontien, told me about the stimulus money the IRS was giving out. I asked my dear cousin, Sings Many Songs about the forms and addresses and all, soContinue reading “Like A Badger”

Why?

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 75 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Pardon me while I get side tracked – again. I’m trying to write about the personal process of preparing for release from prison, but having to deal with constant deviations from any kind of stable routine is par forContinue reading “Why?”

All For the Right to Pray (18)

Part Four – The Spiritual Warrior Awakens Chapter 18 – When Love Stepped In By Ghost Dancer What the prison officials didn’t understand was that by keeping me in this utter isolation, they were truly allowing me to tap into my inner spirit to find the strength and power available to me. When these tacticsContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (18)”

I Won’t Miss It

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 124 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher You know it’s crazy when your time is almost up and you realize that you’re already trying to forget the stuff that goes on around you.  Like for me, I am trying to put my mind in the freeContinue reading “I Won’t Miss It”

All For the Right to Pray (15)

Part Three – The Legacy of Wounded Knee Chapter 15 – Power in the Law By Ghost Dancer Only twice have I ever been allowed to represent a case in court during a trial. Both times I won. The first was on my right to pray, wear long hair, have a pipe ceremony, and myContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (15)”

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”

What is Freedom?

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi(16) By Ghost Dancer Talladega Prison, November 25, 2019 – We didn’t have any good wood for our sweat on Thursday; just busted up pieces of wooden pallets. We need real firewood to heat the rocks up hot enough. I believe things happen for a reason, so there was a reasonContinue reading “What is Freedom?”

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”

Normally Abnormal

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher Thanksgiving Week 2021 Now I generally don’t bash the Bureau of Prisons, but sometimes ya just gotta tell it like it is. Otherwise most of the fine people will never believe that things like this happen, but theyContinue reading “Normally Abnormal”

LONG ROAD HOME (17)

By Steven “Walks On The Grass” Maisenbacher Chapter 17 Didn’t See It Coming As the days go on I become familiar with the prison and doing all the things I need to do, but first and foremost in my mind is going to medical to work on getting my back and spine issues resolved andContinue reading “LONG ROAD HOME (17)”