Category: Sagewriters

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!

Is Kindness Contagious

FRIDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) — Acts of kindness spread rapidly, and it takes only a few people acting cooperatively to influence dozens of others, U.S. researchers report. They found that when study participants played a game in which they had an opportunity to cooperate with one another, people who received a donation of money […]


Prison activist Larry Harris, chief plaintiff in a lawsuit against individuals employed by the Illinois Department of Corrections, is the object of severe retaliatory measures from Illinois prison personnel. The lawsuit, captioned Harris et al. v. Brown, et al., seeks an injunction against the serving of high levels of soy, which is causing serious digestive, thyroid and cardiovascular disorders among Illinois inmates.

Immediately following a May 1 Internet posting about the lawsuit, H

Confessions of a Weary Activist

Confessions of a Weary Activist (for The Movement) By Judith Trustone All of our noble efforts for the rights of people in prison seems like we’re just putting our fingers in the dyke of a system that for the most part poisons all who enter, a system that without our efforts would flood everyone with […]


Date: April 13, 2010 SWARTHMORE PUBLISHER/FILMMAKER RELEASES DOCUMENTARIES Award-winning Swarthmore publisher/filmmaker, Judith Trustone, has released two documentaries on one DVD. Soothing and Nurturing Human Spirits  which was filmed during a workshop where she taught energy healing techniques to families of prisoners and activists. Healing Justice: a journey into Shadow America is an artistic compilations of […]


CAN WE HEAL JUSTICE? from The Movement, July-September, 2009 By Judith Trustone “Are you with them?” the prison guard on a bike asked as he stopped us in the prison parking lot. My friend, Bonnie Tjaden, and I had just come from an unsuccessful attempt to visit a prisoner, one of the 7,000 who can’t […]

Chocolate Meditation

A sample of Judith’s forthcoming meditation CD

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