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.
An Anti-Semitic, American Jewess Embroiled In Controversy
Excerpted (edited and unedited portions) from a manuscript in progress, “The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard” by Anastasia
The story I "promised" (in 2008) not to tell (at least for a year or two), the tale of --
"The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard"
(A tale of an experience of local Jews and Muslims that hurts my heart still -- because we had to "settle" without a hint of genuine awe. At the same time it provided me with the opportunity to re-claim my Jewish heritage with pride.)
Begins tomorrow in some kind of unfolding progression.
I have fulfilled my pledge -- and then some. Now seems a proper time for my tale.
It is a tale of sorrow and discovery and re-discovery, offered with hopes for a better tomorrow.