Letting Go of Negative Energy

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi(14) By Ghost Dancer Talladega Prison, Sept 10, 2019 – Sweat Lodge It is very hot and humid here today and really was at the lodge. Walks came out and helped sing and make prayer ties with me. No, we didn’t allow him to sweat. He is recovering from back surgeryContinue reading “Letting Go of Negative Energy”

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”

And the Sun Sets Again

Light In the Distance… OUT DATE- 216 Days and Counting By Steven Maisenbacher Despite what you might see on TV, prison isn’t all mayhem and ugliness. In large part, a wonderful normal average day in the life of Walks consists of lots of nothingness. Need I remind you it  has been 2 years of allContinue reading “And the Sun Sets Again”

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”

Humbleness

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (9) By Ghost Dancer On Being Part of Everything That Is Nov. 13, 2018 – Just got back from the Inipi ceremony. It has rained on us all day. We are soaked to the bone. Today was our guest week and we had a packed lodge. Since it was soContinue reading “Humbleness”

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”

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”

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”

Solace in a Song

Along the Way. . . Experiences, Insights & Humor on the “Long Road Home” By Steven Maisenbacher Well, I am getting closer to the final destination – we all are, one second at a time – but I want to touch on something that is kinda cool, maybe a tad bit dark but with aContinue reading “Solace in a Song”