Posts by judithtrustone

Stones Where Hearts Should Be

Shame on you, Sweden, how could you be so cruel? According to the Associated Press, carried to Sweden by her son and grandson through mountains, deserts and forests, 106 year-old Afghan woman, Bibihal Uzbeki, is facing deportation after her asylum application was denied. The family was part of a huge influx of those arriving in […]

Rethinking Chickens

An on-air comment by Micah Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe, about how much she loved her three chickens, one ironically called “Nugget”, made me ponder our relationship with the poultry that’s beating out beef in popularity with Americans. Years ago I saw a PBS special about a man who loved chickens who had a large, […]

We All Live in Ferguson, MO

“I can’t imagine what it’s like to be white, even for one day,” my friend said wistfully. We talked after yet another experience in a series of both subtle and overt snubs clearly related to her dark skin, that I’d witnessed during our thirty years of friendship.

“Celling America’s Soul” wins Bronze in 2014 Ebook Global Awards!

Judith Trustone’s Celling America’s Soul: Torture and Transformation in Our Prisons and Why We Should Care just took the Bronze in the prestigious Ebook Global Awards. Judith proudly made the announcement Monday, August 18, 2014, about her social and political commentary on the state of prisons in the United States, “I’m so excited that the […]

Global Kindness Revolution? Of Course!

Please take a moment and peruse this very well-written and informative article by Sharon Day, executive director of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force.

Waiting Room Blues

When did the medical community decide it was imperative to our health that daytime TV was required to dominate every doctor’s and hospital’s waiting room? And why, in a nation struggling with obesity, do they serve chips or fries with every sandwich in America? Who decides these things? You won’t learn the answers here, but we can protest together.

Mean Madison Avenue-Why we need a Global Kindness Revolution

The tone of recent television ads makes me wonder—are they selling products or promoting meanness and an even greater lack of civility than already exists?

Byard Lancaster, a Warrior with a Horn

Sagewriters is sad at the passing of our dedicated Music Director and Jazz legend, Byard Lancaster.

The Long Road Back

My name is in nomination for an award in Yahoo’s new “Women Who Shine” contest. To vote for me, go to Thank you!

Slippery Justice Scalia Says Women’s Rights Are Not Guaranteed by the Constitution

The longest-serving Supreme Court Justice doesn’t believe women’s rights are necessarily protected by the Constitution. In a recent interview with California Lawyer (via the Huffington Post), Justice Scalia was asked for his stance on the landmark 14th Amendment, which overruled Dred Scott in 1868 and allowed blacks to become citizens of the United States. In […]

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