The New Era Project

Google Plus is Going Away!

 

Received a surprise notification from Google recently, that their social network site: Google Plus is going the way of the Dodo bird on April 2nd, 2019! I have allot of great content there, and would like to find a new home for (at least some of) it, and am therefore looking for possibly other options for re-posting this content to another site. (At least some of the best stuff, I guess). Really hate to lose it, especially with some of my own opinions and comments in relation to some of these posts. (As Google+ can also be used as something like a blog as well). May re-post at least some of this content to possibly my Blogger site. (Which is also currently owned by Google). Also recently opened my own account on Reddit - in looking for other possible options for instance, other then possibly relocating some stuff to my own website here as well, being that the Google+ posts are dated and all - going back at least a few years now, but really do not want to use allot of space here either for this; which I would like to free-up for mostly my own material, and music. Kinda' sad. Almost like losing an old friend in a way, but what are ya' gonna' do? Google is kinda' notorious for this kind of thing to begin with, as I have seen this before in different ways with some apps (that were discontinued for instance) and other Google related accounts, which are also pretty cool (and promising) despite some issues. (Same thing with Facebook, in a way, and definitely MySpace). Which is one of the reasons why I have my own website to begin with. Anyway, judging from some of the comments on YouTube for example, there does seem to be allot of worried people, who have accounts at both sites. (As it was actually sorta like required, if you had a YouTube account - to have a Google+ account as well, when it first came out, and you like had to have them linked together! If I remember correctly). What a mess...

Mohamed Bzeek - The Incredible Foster Father who Cares for Terminally Ill Kids who have no one...

 

"When you host a dinner or a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind, and you will be blessed; since they cannot repay you..."   -Lk. 14: 12-14 

I was so moved by this story, which I had originally seen in my Twitter feed by NowThisNews, that I just had to blog about it here. If you can, and find it in your heart, there is a GoFundMe page set up for this incredible human being. Faith in humanity restored! Wow...

1958 Episode of ‘Trackdown’ Featured a Character Named Trump Who Wanted to Build a Wall!

Anniversary of John Lennon's Death - Flashback...

 

December 8 marks the anniversary of John Lennon’s 1980 murder in New York. In 1998, Inside Edition spoke with his widow, Yoko Ono, about never-before-heard music she was releasing on his behalf. Ono said his honesty in his music may have led to his death. “It may have offended some people and may have shortened his life,” she said. The killer, Mark David Chapman, was charged with second-degree murder and pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 20 years to life and was denied parole this year.

The New Era - Mid-December (Vid.2)

 

"There's so many things I still remember..."

 

I intended this track to be somewhat like a collage, or like a tapestry, or as in the poem by Earl W. Count, something like a Loom; although much of the lyrics in the song were sorta' like written 'tongue in cheek'...

I have to say, however, there was a very insightful and wise tweet that caught my attention recently, which also kinda' describes my mindset in relation to at least the mid-section of this track, as an element of the inspiration to what I had intended to be a part of this loom, and what many believe to be the true spirit and meaning of Christmas - as well as many of the traditions and folklore (and memories) that have become a part of this beautiful (though often sad, yet hopeful) holiday season...

Hmm, just noticed that the particular twitter post (link) I was referring to above, along with the whole Twitter account no longer exists! Interesting. But anyway, the quote I was referring to went something like this: "The Narcissist and the Empath often come from the same place of extreme trauma; but each personality type reacts to their experience differently. For instance, whereas the narcissist will use their experience to harm and hurt others, the Empath, who understands what it is like to experience suffering themselves, would never 'maliciously' cause harm, suffering, or pain to others." I guess, curiously (in relation to that same spirit of Christmas and all) this kinda' lines up (I have to say) with that pretty profound passage in the Bible (I can still recall from when I was a kid) where (in different ways and translations for instance) it is written: "Love is patient and kind. Love does not envy or boast. It is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way. It is not quick tempered or resentful. It does not rejoice over wrongdoing or falsehood, but rejoices with the truth and what is right..." 

-1 Cor. 13: 1-13  Too Deep...

The New Era - Elderberry Wine

 

                                                  THANKSGIVING

We walk on starry fields of white and do not see the daisies; For blessings common in our sight we rarely offer praises. Our cares are bold and push their way upon our thought and feeling.They hand about us all the day, our time from pleasure stealing. So unobtrusive many a joy we pass by and forget it, But worry strives to own our lives, and conquers if we let it. Full many a blessing wears the guise of worry or of trouble; Far-seeing is the soul, and wise, who knows the mask is double.

We ought to make the moments notes of happy, glad Thanksgiving. The hours and days a silent phrase of music we are living. And so the theme should swell and grow as weeks and months pass o’er us, And rise sublime at this good time, a grand Thanksgiving chorus.   -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The New Era - Sterling Place

 

"Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future."  -Mattie Stepanek

What did Donald Trump Mean with his 9/11 Tweet?

 

I have to say, that I was totally stunned by President Trump's post on Twitter today, where he tweeted something really strange (even though I know he's said some pretty odd things before on Twitter, to say the least) and it went like this: "I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th.” W.T.F.?!

I tell ya, against my better judgement, it almost sounds like he is gloating or something. (Let's hope not). I don't get it? But I thought it was at least worth mentioning and blogging about, being that allot of people (including some psychoanalysts and professional psychiatrists) say he's unstable. (No offense Mr. President). Enough said, I guess. Wow...

Oh, My Love (There's Something Wrong!)

 

From 'The Walkersville Sessions' album. Somewhat of a satirical/parody track, influenced in part, by the disturbing acts that took place on September 11th, 2001, and some of the incredibly bizarre things related to it - when the foxes were given charge of the hen house - and the alarming, creepy, and criminal agenda seemingly associated with these events, in its appearing implications...

The New Era - Song for Caylee

 

This track (and music video) is dedicated to all those who have had to deal with the tragic loss of a child. And especially dedicated to the family of Caylee Anthony...

Of course, this is a very strange and disturbing story for more reasons then one, but what (I think) made it even that much more bizarre, was the fact that unfortunately, there are most likely hundreds of cases of murdered (or missing) children each year, (and at least some of those may even be in relation to one or both of the parents being suspects), so why did the media (in this country) focus so much attention on this particular story? (Especially, with all the other bizarre stories that seem to happen on a regular basis in the U.S. that never even get any attention by the mainstream media?) Well, it could be that was just the way it was, but I'm not even going to go there at this time. (Too deep).

One thing that I can say for sure though, is that this particular story is beyond sad (and that it does sorta' like represent many other unsolved and somewhat similar heinous crimes that seem to have become increasingly more common in this country for some reason).

I am glad (for lack of a better word) that they did at least report on it never-the-less, even though (as with many other seemingly related unsolved cases) the mystery (in relation to the especially sick and grotesque nature of it) remains...

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