Way of the Warlord: Phase 4 Update

Last week we continued our new Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.  Today’s post is the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice.

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Lessons Learned From Chess

I wouldn’t say that I’m an avid Chess player or even a good one, but I do enjoy the occasional game.  As such, a few of the guys that I converse with on Twitter have created a Chess club of sorts where we challenge each other to battles of wits and tactics.  One particular game that I played against Hunter Drew at The Family Alpha stands out as one of my greatest victories, not necessarily because of any brilliant plays I made (I made quite a few blunders), but from the lessons I took away from that match.  These lessons translate nicely into the real world so I decided that today I would share them with you.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 4

Last week we continued our new Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.  Today’s post is the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice.

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Every Man Should Write

“When I write I try as far as possible to forget I’m writing it at all.  I tell it down onto the page, as if I’m telling it to one person only, my best friend.”

-Michael Morpurgo

Writing is an underappreciated skill that most men abandon after their formal education is finished.  After all, who wants to write multiple page essays when they’re no longer forced to?  Yes, the modern education system is pretty effective at squashing the natural passions of many aspiring young men, but that’s a topic for another day.  Today we are going to discuss why you should pick back up your pencil and notepad and get to writing. Continue reading “Every Man Should Write”

5 Fall Season Things To Do With Your Kids This Weekend

I know we typically have a guest poster on Saturday, but I wanted to write.  Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  Things cool down, its a time for change.  I love being outside during the fall months.  Here are 5 things you can do this weekend with your kids to enjoy the season, and each others company.

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Men Are Creators and Builders

I came across an article the other day that put me in a bit of a grim mood about our society’s current situation.  Home Depot is apparently starting to teach classes on how to use basic construction items such as a measuring tape, hammer and nails, and even mops. (full article here).  Apparently, the millennial generation is so inept at even basic construction projects that Home Depot is afraid they’ll face massive financial losses as the next generation will opt for hiring contractors for even basic projects instead of taking the DIY approach. Continue reading “Men Are Creators and Builders”

Red Pill Authors: English History

The next entry in the series of red pill authors is a man who is known for his gripping historical fiction. He deals mainly with historical figures of the British Isles, which so happens to be my favorite historical topic seeing as how that’s where most of my family comes from. So here we go.

Bernard Cornwell

Looking back, of course, it was irresponsible, mad, forlorn, idiotic, but if you don’t take chances then you’ll never have a winning hand, and I’ve no regrets.

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Camping for Two Weeks Without Killing Your Family

I love camping. I love playing in the mountains, exploring, seeing new country, and doing activities that toughen myself and my children. With six kids, spending time in the outdoors can be a challenge. Whining, filthy little brats tax your patience, and yet spending the quality time is a great way to see them learn and grow.

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Shut Down The World For Dinner

 

Our world gets more atomized and distracted every day.  Everyone is too busy being “entertained” with all of this nonsense to really appreciate and understand human interaction.  In speaking back and forth with some of the commenters here, the topic of getting together as a family for dinner came up. I thought about it deeper and realized that people are so wrapped up in things that don’t matter that they let their real life interactions slip.  Today, I’ll share what I do with my family and the benefits I’ve seen from creating time to just be together.

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How to Grow Peppers and Make Hot Sauce

 

I love spicy food.  I can put hot sauce on almost anything and love trying sauces made of different peppers.  I’ve always loved growing my own vegetables as well so this year I decided to grow a variety of hot peppers I’d use to make different homemade hot sauces.  Today I’ll go over the basics of these easy to grow vegetables and how to make a basic sauce recipe.

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