Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formally Marcia E. Rosen), New Horizons Small “Zones Of Peace” Project Executive Director and Founder.
A personal and professional blog exploring the vision behind the New
Horizons ZOP and how it reflects my journey from blindness to recovery.
“I wear a thousand masks – and all of them are me.”
Anastasia, the storyteller, with editor, Marge Hulburt, prepare for a storytelling event at New Horizons Harpers Ferry Retreat Center, July, 2006.
Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formerly Marcia E. Rosen) is a retired psychotherapist with more than thirty-five years in the mental health field. Now a community development and violence prevention coach, consultant and trainer, she is the author of five books in progress, including "The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard" and numerous articles.
Anastasia makes her home in the mountains above Harpers Ferry where she is happily nested with the birds, the trees and the squirrels. She is at her most fulfilled watching the sunset from the deck of her home -- and/or -- sitting around a campfire in the woods telling and listening to stories.
Anastasia’ excerpted stories
of Washington in the era before Watergate
from “Hot Pants,
Motorcycles and K Street”
“H Mom” is short for
Honorary Mom. That be me!
The role was already mine for decades before Terry’s biological
mom, Mary Jane, officially, bestowed it on me. Shortly before she passed away, December,
2003, she asked me to proxy for her (as if anyone really could).
Now almost twenty-five years, total, that I’ve had this
position. I take it quite seriously. Terry does too.
With my new book in progress, “Hot Pants,
Motorcycles and K Street,” dedicated to my own biological daughter, Elisa, (who
will choose, perhaps, forever, to be a non-participant in the unfolding), it makes
sense to me that it is Terry who is, now, walking through the process with me;
the surrogate daughter, asking the questions a youngin’ might want to know, as
the baton passes on to the next generation.
Having conceived, this, presently gestating, child of my
body, mind and soul, “Hot Pants, Motorcycles and K Street,” out of the first
show Terry and I did together, of the same title, this youngin’ of mine has
been prompting me to take a good, hard look at what I have done with my days,
thus far; the what and the why.
The question, Terry asked, that kick started this, now
unfolding book writing adventure, went something like this –
How (OMG, no!!) – Terry’s emphasis) on earth did
you get from thereto here?
Well, I guess this book is the answer to that (in 300 words
or more); a very long, detailed answer!
(You might be wondering the same, with your own OMG,
once we start posting some of the memorabilia.)