Thanksgiving Truth

Step Into The Light Journal Entry 11 – November 24, 2022 By Steven Maisenbacher My earliest memories of this day are being in school. I might have been six or seven years old and the teacher had us all draw turkeys. What we did was lay our little fat pudgy kid hands on paper andContinue reading “Thanksgiving Truth”

NATIVE TRADITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE & INCLUSION

Reflection for Native American Heritage Month By Ghost Dancer Native peoples have a hard time dealing with some of the practices and understandings of other peoples. By this I mean, most Native feel that other people must not think for themselves and are programmed as a whole rather than in freedom of the individual. IContinue reading “NATIVE TRADITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE & INCLUSION”

Night Ride to Freedom’s Door

Step Into The Light Journal Entry 1 – September 15, 2022 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 towardContinue reading “Night Ride to Freedom’s Door”

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)”

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)”

All For the Right to Pray (26)

Part Six – They Want You Gone, You Get Gone Chapter 26 – Railroaded By Ghost Dancer Before I begin to clearly explain and document facts about how I was  railroaded, I would like to say that I do not hold any bad feelings or anger for what was done to me. Now this mayContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (26)”

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”

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?”

Here’s What I Think About

Lights In the Distance. . . Walks’ Outdate – 82 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Someone once asked me, “So Walks, what are you going to do when you get out?” Man, what kind of question is that? I want to do everything I have been planning! I want to go back to schoolContinue reading “Here’s What I Think About”

All For the Right to Pray (24)

Part Five – Sweet Freedom Chapter 24 – Arrested With No Charges By Ghost Dancer On May 11, 1995, after a little more than a month of leisurely travels in our motorhome with our wolves and towing Cat’s car, I was arrested at the border as we attempted to cross into Alaska. Once I arrivedContinue reading “All For the Right to Pray (24)”