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She ate a salad

and complained it was cold

so i told her to buy a hamburger…

now she cries silently in to my armpit




How To Win At Forge of Empires

The following is the lesson I learned while navigating the fun and very addicting simulation game Forge of Empires.

Are you Ready!


Follow what you’re told to do!

Honestly, it’s that simple. The objective of the game is to progress through your empire, travelling the various western civilized cultures and acquiring new knowledge along the way.

And while there are side quests, guilds to join, and the occasional trade to be made, the honest to god truth is just do what you’re told.

Need to research a new production building?

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Research it!

Oh, what’s that you say… you don’t have enough forge points?

Here’s the second lesson…


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The hook of the game is the need for diamonds, which is a red herring. So far, I’ve navigated to the Early Middle Ages without spending a penny on this game…

How you might ask?


That’s it. Just wait for more research points. Every day, without clicking a single mouse button, you can earn 10 forge points for just having a kingdom. No bullshit, no hidden agenda. Just wait patiently and you will receive what you need. Which brings us to another great point!


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Help other people out!

Honestly, this one is either simpler. Every day, during a 24 window, you have the option of aiding other empires. It costs nothing and better yet, you get rewarded for helping those who might one day help you.

No, I’m not talking about the Christian tap on the back, but actual gold for your support of other empires.


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Sounds easy enough…

Are you started to see something here?

This game is a great way to teach humility and discipline, and for those aspiring emperors out there, listen up!

This game will teach you how to start your own empire. But the secret is, are you willing to do it without spending a dime? And do you have what it takes to wait for what is coming to you, or will you flame out like those other losers blowing a fortune on a game that was designed to be free?

The choice is yours my friend. Choose Wisely!



Reminder: Brave and Reckless Breath and Bone Writing Prompt Challenge

Interesting challenge. Maybe you will join too?

Brave and Reckless

Mark you calendars– the deadline Brave and Reckless’ third writing challenge is coming up on July 9th.

Writing Prompt: “I Am More Than Breath and Bones”

borrowed shamelessly from TrE at a cornered gurl— check out her writing– it’s amazing

  1. Using the writing prompt above, write a 100 to 800 word original, previously unpublished piece that integrates the writing prompt.  It can be poetry, prose, short fiction or even essay.  The prompt can be used as the title, you can use the phrase intact, or break it up however you want within the written piece.
  2. Pick out an image to go with your submission
  3. Write a brief biography
  4. Send the following to by midnight EST on Sunday, July 9, 2017:
    • Your original piece
    • suggested image
    • brief biography
    • link to where you post your writing (blog, Facebook page, Instagram, etc.)
  5. Submissions will be judged by me and at least one guest judge…

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I am open to Book Review Requests

Interested in getting your book reviewed? Check out this guy’s blog!

Hi People,

I’ll keep this short. I have been blogging now for four years and I have written numerous book reviews, interviewed some of the best selling authors (like The Martian’s Andy Weir). I publicly announce that I am open to give my honest feedback over your book/manuscript in the form a review.

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A Helpful Book to Becoming a Better Disciple of Christ

Review of The Rhythm of Renewal

Sleek and elegant, this simple book is jam packed full of simple techniques to help you become a better disciple of Christ, and just perhaps, a true Christian.

I have provided the link below for you to peruse, and would encourage you to check out this easy book on practicing the faith set forth by Christ in the Gospels.

Compliments to Curtice Carnes for directing me to this book and God bless.

The Rhythm of Renewal

A Shout Out To My Favorite Film Website

After the debacle that was the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, it was reassuring to see Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) get back on the saddle with Gifted, starring Chris Evans (Snowpiercer) and an adorable Grace McKenna (Designated Survivor). Unfortunately, his next film The Only Living Boy in New York, about a young college graduate (Callum…

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