Night Ride to Freedom’s Door

Chapter One – Step Into The Light By Steven Maisenbacher It’s funny how you think you have yourself prepared and all the mental shackles of the past 23 years of captivity are just going to go away when you’re finally released to a halfway house and the first small steps toward freedom. August 30, 2022Continue reading “Night Ride to Freedom’s Door”

All For the Right to Pray (29)

Part Eight – The Warrior Comes Home Chapter 29 – Alive Again! By Ghost Dancer Letting Go of Prison Now I must tell everyone there is a huge dramatic adjustment anyone getting out of prison must make, especially if this has been the only life you’ve known for a long period of time. There areContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (29)”

All For the Right to Pray (28)

Part Eight – The Warrior Comes Home Chapter 28 – What Price Compassion By Ghost Dancer The Covid-19 pandemic hit all the prisons hard early in 2020. By April 1st all normal activities had ceased at Talladega and we found ourselves on total lockdown with no relief for months. There was no fast-track out forContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (28)”

Midlife Dreams

By Edna Peirce Dixon Today I’m thinking of my children and their mates, all now in their midlife years, some retired, some thinking hard about it. I watch with interest as each one embarks on the next phase of life, taking risks, setting new goals and following their dreams. I think too about Ghost DancerContinue reading “Midlife Dreams”

All For the Right to Pray (27)

Part Seven – Twenty Six Years in Federal Prison Chapter 27 – Still I Walk The Red Road By Ghost Dancer With nothing more to lose, I put my trust in Spirit and just went right on doing what I had always known I was meant to do: teaching and speaking out about injustice andContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (27)”

What A Ride

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 12 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Well my friends this is gonna be the last edition from me until after I’m out and able to start writing again. I figure a few days ought to see me to having the wherewithal. Smile.  At that timeContinue reading “What A Ride”

Fear

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 19 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher In 1986 when I was walking up the steps of United States Penitentiary Leavenworth I wasn’t so much afraid as I was overwhelmed. I mean I had been hearing about this place all my life in movies and whatnot,Continue reading “Fear”

Expectations. Realities. Get Over It.

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 26 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Expectations. We all have ‘em, like when you go to a restaurant and order food, you expect it to come out well prepared and to your expectations of delicious. Or when you see a big dog growling and barking,Continue reading “Expectations. Realities. Get Over It.”

Native Understanding

A Teaching by Ghost Dancer Many people believe that Native ways are simple and can be learned quickly. This is not only absurd but so far from real understanding. Just as in gaining insights on any subject, the more you seek the more you will find. And when you find the answers you seek, youContinue reading “Native Understanding”

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”