Fupa Games: Coltris | BlackRaven Games

This is a fun little game that I have played often throughout the years. I have stepped away and am a little rusty now, though. I hope you enjoy hours of fun with it like I have:

Coltris
Coltris

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Rewrites, Spiritually Apt Readings and Other Updates | Brenden James Martel

By Brenden James Martel

I am having to go back and rewrite some sections of this website, because I have deleted all of my Youtube channel content. I read an article by Derek Sivers recently, and it convinced me that I was right about not building on other’s servers (platforms).

No More Social Media for Me

I know I am on WordPress, but that is only for a short time, while I get my money straightened out. I will be on Godaddy servers, eventually and ultimately on my own cloud service’s servers, some day off into the future.

I think it is important to note, how many people have had businesses ruined by social media companies, changing their rules in one big sweep. Or, simply changing their API, too. That has got to be noted. I know that is where all the people are and it doesn’t seem to make sense, but with none of my other successful sites, did I build them off of the back of social media. One site had a million+ monthly visitors and the site was just about me and things I liked. So, I am rewriting and rebooting things, here. That is why I took some time off, recently. Continue reading “Rewrites, Spiritually Apt Readings and Other Updates | Brenden James Martel”

Tonight (Lyric) | Brenden James Martel

By Brenden James Martel

Chorus:
Tonight,
We’ll rule our worlds.
Bring the world down in desires,
We’ll fire, on our thrones.
Tonight,
We’ll live long…
We’ll rule the world with fire,
They’ll heed our song!…

Verse One:
Every epic verse
Starts at one
Divide the enemy,
The inner me, feed our souls

Chorus:
Tonight,
We’ll rule our worlds.
Bring the world down in desires,
We’ll fire, on our thrones.
Tonight,
We’ll live long…
We’ll rule the world with fire,
They’ll heed our song!… Continue reading “Tonight (Lyric) | Brenden James Martel”

True USA History and Other Updates | Brenden James Martel

It was all a lie?! Yessir! They lied to me in school in all of those numerous history classes I had k-12. I knew this to a certain degree, already…But, recently I began watching these episodes of The Untold Story of the United States, on Netflix and man! Boy did my history teachers lie to me, flat out.

The weird things is, that we attack other countries for brainwashing their youth into being loyal to their country, but hypocritically, we do the same exact thing. That is a very US thing, to do! We basically caused ourselves to get into wars over and over again by treating other countries like crap and butting our noses into other countries’ problems. We caused Pearl Harbor, for instance and we caused the Cuban Missile Crisis, too. All wars, we were in except for the Revolutionary and the Civil War, were America’s fault, actually. Continue reading “True USA History and Other Updates | Brenden James Martel”

Cold Hearted Bitch (Lyric) | Brenden James Martel

By Brenden James Martel

Verse One:
Break!
Break!
Every plate up in this place…
Take,
Take,
My heart and crumple it!
You heartless bitch,
You heartless bitch!

Verse Two:
Silence of the lamb
Sacrificed on New Year’s Eve…
When Easter finally came,
You brought even Gods to their knees;
Break!
My heart…
Break!
This man apart!… Continue reading “Cold Hearted Bitch (Lyric) | Brenden James Martel”

On Leadership | Failed Entrepreneur

I am becoming a leader…I believe. I recently read a book of essays by leaders from companies and top colleges, from around the world, on leadership. The book was actually titled, Leader to Leader by the Peter Drucker Foundation. I guess, they have a monthly magazine/journal by the same name.

It started with material by Peter Drucker, a famous name in business circles. I didn’t agree with most of what Drucker had to say in his essays and interviews in the book, though. They were filled with guesses about the future, especially how work would change, due to the Internet, that never materialized. That is one thing about the whole book, they were consultants that thought they knew what the future of business would look like and almost all of them were wrong. But, don’t get me started on consultants, experts and gurus!

On Leadership

On leadership though, they were right, I feel. Very right. The consensus was that leadership was born and taught at the same time, not either or. You have to be born with certain criteria and also have to hone leadership skills, as it all doesn’t come naturally. I know that is true for me. I was a horrible leader when I almost started my record label, before. I let the inmates run the asylum, so to speak!

It got wild, as a result. What I didn’t know simply back then was, leaders lead! What do I mean by that? Simple. I wanted to be everybody’s friend. An equal amongst them, not the boss. Not the guy that handed down orders and would hold people accountable for their actions and shortcomings. In short, they walked all over me, continuously.

I was young, too young to run a business, in my eyes. But it would serve as a learning experience for me. I got the right mentors in place, studied (am still studying, obviously) and got myself together personally, now, too. Leadership comes not from certain actions, but characteristics and qualities, actually, it seems. Continue reading “On Leadership | Failed Entrepreneur”

Hold My Hand (Lyric) | Brenden James Martel

By Brenden James Martel

Chorus:
Everybody now,
Hold my hand.
Guide me Daddy, Mommy, any woman or man.
Hold my hand,
Take me to ecstasy,
Baby, that is the plan.
Hold my hand,
Baby, hold my hand for me!

Verse:
There’s so much suffering
In the world today…
Why can’t we get along,
Help each other out
And be real friends?
I wish a wish of forever man;
That we could live in peace,
No longer wars in foreign lands! Continue reading “Hold My Hand (Lyric) | Brenden James Martel”

Gurus (Poem) | Brenden James Martel

By Brenden James Martel

This here is a cautionary tale.
About, a man that loved gurus,
Oh, too, well.
It started off with prophets and psychics,
Oh, too, swell.
But, ended up in bankruptcy,
Personal Hell!

I ventured on, as time forces us to do…
I then fell for financial gurus.
It was Robert Kiyosaki, Suze Orman, Dave Ramsey and Jim Cramer, too!
How was I to know,
They’d lead me to financial blues?
They said they had the wisdom
To guide me out,
Now in financial ruins,
I want to shout! Continue reading “Gurus (Poem) | Brenden James Martel”