Monday, September 1, 2014

Behind The Scenes

There is, once again, so much going on behind the scenes these days at New Horizons. You could call it rehearsing. You could call it germination time. You could call it a time for pausing while things beyond our frail powers take shape.

Whatever it is to be called, my not posting of four articles to this site last month as I have pledged to do each and every month, was a dereliction on that score.

So I will try in this new month to make up for the lack.

Look for –
  • Program announcements for our Possible Society In Motion Radio Show;
  • Updates on our pending “Police, Politics And The Lean In Legacy” Project;
  • Updates on preliminary findings from our Possible Human, Possible Society Study;
  • News about how you can get involved in our various programs, projects and our study;
  • And, coming soon, how you can support these rich undertakings at New Horizons.

Wishing you a safe and happy labor-less Labor Day!

Anastasia and the New Horizons Support Network Board of Directors



Here you will find stories of the personal and professional adventures of New Horizons’ Executive Director.

And her “vision” behind the New Horizons Small “Zones of Peace” Project, notably reflecting Anastasia’s journey from blindness to recovery.


 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Police, Politics And The Lean In Legacy


This week on


Police, Politics And The Lean In Legacy


Thursday, August 28, 2014 6:30 p.m.

With

Anastasia Rosen-Jones and Jack Slattery

Anastasia and Jack take up the topic of “Police, Politics And The Lean In Legacy ” on this show. Relating it to the Ferguson, Missouri crisis, following the shooting death of Michael Brown, Anastasia and Jack explore that volatile situation that has garnered national concern up against a developing local New Horizons’ project.

New Horizons, intent on expanding the community visibility of its two main initiatives, the Small “Zones of Peace” Project and the Possible Society In Motion Project, is now moving into a possible coordinating and sponsorship role for a heated local Sheriff political race.


The on-air, broadcast portion of the show is followed by a conference call forum discussion.  Guests are welcome to join in at: 712.432.0600, access code 640883 (also recorded).

If you miss the original conference call discussion, please contact New Horizons, the show's sponsoring organization, at: zonesofpeacenh@aol.com for access code for the conference call recording.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tonight on The Possible Society In Motion Radio Show


"A Legacy of Leaning In Beyond Our Borders"

Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:30 p.m.
 on

With Anastasia Rosen-Jones and Jack Slattery

Mahatma Gandhi urged that to build a peaceful global world  –
 

"We do best to begin by carving out territories or zones of peace in our personal relations where violence and deceit won't be used."



A peaceful global village is whose responsibility?

In this episode Anastasia and Jack engage in dialogue with Larry Gipson, a young man who has spent the past few years serving as a Peace Corp volunteer, carrying that message forth. Larry was recently evacuated from Ukraine, in his capacity as a Peace Corp volunteer.

The on-air, broadcast portion of the show is followed by a conference call forum discussion.  Guests are welcome to join in at: 712.432.0600, access code 640883 (also recorded).

If you miss the original conference call discussion, please contact New Horizons, the show's sponsoring organization, at:zonesofpeacenh@aol.com for access code for the conference call recording.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

We Caught A Whopper!

When an energetic discussion on society and politics can handle the “big” question of the cost of our having a heritage of “Founding Fathers but no Founding Mothers,” you know you’re getting close to some of the “real deal” problems in today’s American culture.

(This point thanks to Jack.)

Soon after, if you get into the role of love (agape = unconditional people love) or the lack thereof in our enormous cache of cultural problems (thanks to Mike), then you know you might be talking a bit about solutions rather than merely complaining about problems.

This is what you get to hear if you listen to the podcast of our lively exchange of thoughts and ideas on yesterday’s Possible Society In Motion Radio Show with G.M. (Mike) Corrigan as our featured guest.

To take the theme of “100 Ways To Sunday: or how to become…a possible society in motion rather than a troubled one!” to even more enticing heights, on our extended conference call portion, one participant, a woman of course, brought up the idea of sending a thousand mothers rather than the National Guard to our child-immigrant threatened borders.

What a whopper of catch all this made of yesterday’s special program!


P.S. No more shows now for two weeks. Anastasia leaving for vacation.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Father Hoda Speaks Again

Father Hoda
The priest paused, momentarily regarding her. “Yes, exactly, dear.  “The modern tendency not to engage the other, but to avoid or exploit our neighbor—and thus avoid love. …… It’s a grave problem.”  
Father Hoda  "Chasing Chickens by G.M. Corrigan 
Hear more Father Hoda-isms on –

Saturday, July 26, 11:30 a.m


100 Ways To Sunday: or how to become…a possible society in motion rather than a troubled one!

With investigative journalist and author G.M. (Mike) Corrigan

Question: Might it not be that Father Hoda’s message of “love” is the single most important one of the hundred?

Answer: Ask G.M. (Mike) Corrigan Father Hoda’s creator. He has more than one answer!

Join Anastasia and Jack on this coming Saturday’s radio show and find out what author G.M. Corrigan has to say.


The on-air, broadcast portion of the show is followed by a conference call forum discussion.  Guests are welcome to join in at: 712.432.0600, access code 640883 (also recorded).

If you miss the original conference call discussion, please contact New Horizons, the show's sponsoring organization, at:zonesofpeacenh@aol.com for access code for the conference call recording.

(also featuring Father Hoda-isms and more)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This Week: Two Wonderful Possible Society In Motion Radio Shows



Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30 p.m.
 on

With Anastasia Rosen-Jones and Jack Slattery

In this episode Anastasia and Jack explore the other side of "leaning in," the disconnected self, its roots and its consequences in modern America. For this evening’s program a particularly relevant article, “Alienation Under Capitalism” by Erich Fromm is used as a discussion launching point.

Jack, reliably, adds his astute perspectives to analyzing the implications of this piece from Erich Fromm. And, then joins with Anastasia to merge the overarching theme of the show; leaning in as antidote to the poisonof polarization, with the upcoming special program with guest, G.M. (Mike) Corrigan, investigative journalist and author.  

For both shows:

The on-air, broadcast portion of the show is followed by a conference call forum discussion.  Guests are welcome to join in at: 712.432.0600, access code 640883 (also recorded).

If you miss the original conference call discussion, please contact New Horizons, the show's sponsoring organization, at: zonesofpeacenh@aol.com for access code for the conference call recording.


&
2.    A Special Event Program

Saturday, July 26, 11:30 a.m

...a possible society in motion rather than a troubled one, now!

with
Investigative journalist and author G.M. (Mike) Corrigan


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Father Hoda’s Message

“Suffering is the ice axe that breaks through the frozen sea inside." Father Hoda  Chasing Chickens by G.M. Corrigan
Father Hoda
My dear and admired friend, Mike Corrigan, writing under the name G.M. Corrigan, is a brilliant investigative journalist.  Jack and I have had him as a guest on our radio show two times with a third coming up on July 26. (See podcast links of earlier shows below.)

Mike has done an inspired writing job of translating his personal observations into a coherent social and political thesis, in not only one insightful, non-fiction treatise, Exposing America’s Secret Civil War, but also a rather spirited, tongue-in-cheek  fiction piece, Chasing Chickens: A Love Story.  (Hear the podcasts at the preceding links here. And, find out how to order Mike’s books and read his commentary here.)

What dedication and determination to help make our country a better one!

Last Sunday, Mike presented his viewpoints at an engaging discussion forum at a local coffeehouse at which I was in attendance.

Lo and behold all did not immediately go simply and smoothly.

Oops! No way!

A presentation and discussion on overcoming polarization quickly headed in the direction of being – what else??? -- fraught with potentially polarizing audience comments.

But – here’s the good news --- for which we can credit Father Hoda, Mike’s wise and loveable priest character from Chasing Chickens.

When someone in the audience (who just happened to be me) suggested that those present might be slipping into the pitfalls of intellectual debate, permitting the unacknowledged heart; the pain and suffering of our “dysfunctional” divisiveness (our social and political schisms) to drive us further apart, Father Hoda made a timely appearance and helped guide the discussion into smoother channels.

We could have stayed with the building tensions but each chose not to. So we managed to move forward with calm and respect for one another with an attentive ear turned toward Mike’s inspired thesis.

Thus a good time was had by all.

From snags to synergy by simply listening to the words of a wise and kindly priest!
(As we truly wish our President and Congress could manage.)

Father Hoda arrived at just the right moment to remind us that –
“Suffering is the ice axe that breaks through the frozen sea inside.”
Hear Jack and I discuss this lively forum that went quickly into a budding polarization – and – then equally as fast from snags to synergy.


With Anastasia Rosen-Jones and Jack Slattery


Hear more Father Hoda-isms 

Journalist and author G.M. (Mike) Corrigan joins us again.

Saturday, July 26, 11:30 a.m

 (or how to become a possible society in motion rather than a troubled one)