Free Your Feet – Part 2: The Humble Ankle
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Free Your Feet – Part 2: The Humble Ankle

by Mike Yarbrough April 13, 2018

Dr. Todd Thistle returns to us with Part 2 of his Free Your Feet series, this time to explain to teach us all about one of the most humble parts of the body - the ankle.

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Free Your Feet – Part 1: Your Shoes are Making You Soft
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Free Your Feet – Part 1: Your Shoes are Making You Soft

by Mike Yarbrough April 12, 2018

“Natural gait is biomechanically impossible for any shoe-wearing person.” – Dr. William A. Rossi in a 1999 article in Podiatry Management

Dr. Todd Thistle presents an argument for free feet as he describes how your shoes are making you soft in Part 1 of this 2-part blog series.

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Of Dogs and Men: Raising a dog can train you to be a better man
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Of Dogs and Men: Raising a dog can train you to be a better man

by Mike Yarbrough March 02, 2018

Dogs have been helping men in the  pursuit of manly living  since time immemorial. No other animal has worked as faithfully for so long in a myriad of capacities across uncounted landscapes like the dog. Raising them teaches us a lot about life and ourselves.

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Wolf & Iron Podcast #32: Millennials and Generation Z with Dr. Tim Elmore
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Wolf & Iron Podcast #32: Millennials and Generation Z with Dr. Tim Elmore

by Mike Yarbrough December 04, 2017

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the term “millennial”? I’m guessing it’s not hard-working, determined, sacrificial, wise, gutsy, strong or any such description that we have come to admire in generations past. As for Gen Z, there’s a good chance that it’s a new term for you. ...

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Wolf & Iron Podcast #24 – Man to Man – On Planning: Why I hate it, & why I do it anyhow
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Wolf & Iron Podcast #24 – Man to Man – On Planning: Why I hate it, & why I do it anyhow

by Mike Yarbrough September 11, 2017

If I had my druthers, my day would flow from intuition rather than a well thought-out plan. My default, as a creative individual, is to mosey through the day with a general idea of what I need to get done, allowing for plenty of time to get diverted with creative endeavors, and not ...

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Wolf & Iron Podcast #021 – Author and Historian Mark Lee Gardner on Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders, Writing, and History
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Wolf & Iron Podcast #021 – Author and Historian Mark Lee Gardner on Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders, Writing, and History

by Mike Yarbrough August 21, 2017

You guys know I’m a big fan of Theodore Roosevelt and have studied and written about his life on a number of occasions. I had been following Mr. Gardner for a while primarily based on the titles of a few of his books (I hadn’t read them yet!): To Hell on a Fast ...

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Feed the Wolf – Thoughts on the Myth of Two Wolves // The Wolf & Iron Podcast
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Feed the Wolf – Thoughts on the Myth of Two Wolves // The Wolf & Iron Podcast

by Mike Yarbrough April 12, 2017

When I first heard the supposed Cherokee proverb on the Two Wolves I thought, “This is cool, but something seems off to me.” It took some time to narrow down what I didn’t like about it. Like any moral story, this one has some good points, but I don’t think it accurately represents the heart ...

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Traditional Archery: Part 3 – Arrow Primer Guide
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Traditional Archery: Part 3 – Arrow Primer Guide

by Mike Yarbrough January 09, 2016

“Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.” – Georg Hermes, German Roman Catholic Theologian, 1775-1831

In Part 3 of this 4-Part series we discuss an arrow primer guide to accommodate traditional archery.

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Man of the Month: Bass Reeves – Former Slave Turned Deputy U.S. Marshal
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Man of the Month: Bass Reeves – Former Slave Turned Deputy U.S. Marshal

by Mike Yarbrough November 11, 2015

“Maybe the law ain’t perfect, but it’s the only one we got, and without it we got nuthin’.” – Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, 1838-1910

The history of the Old West is filled with legends. Being the peculiar time it was, both outlaws and lawmen were openly praised for their heroic ...

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How to Lead a Group Discussion
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How to Lead a Group Discussion

by Mike Yarbrough October 16, 2015

“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.” – Robert Quillen, American Journalist and Humorist, 1887-1948

There is a good chance that if you have been participating in a book study, bible study, or some other peer-led discussion group, you will be asked to lead a ...

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Video: How to Whistle with an Acorn Top
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Video: How to Whistle with an Acorn Top

by Mike Yarbrough October 08, 2015

I’m all about the acorns lately! Here is a quick video to show you how to whistle with an acorn top or hickory hull. This is a great survival tip, but it is also great trick to show kids when out at the campsite or wherever oak trees abound. Check it out!

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Flanking Your Passions: Achieving Goals Indirectly
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Flanking Your Passions: Achieving Goals Indirectly

by Mike Yarbrough October 01, 2015

Some days back, I had just stepped into a favorite coffee shop of mine when I noticed the owner, Paul, an Aussie who makes incredible coffee, clearing objects from the counter top so that an award might be prominently displayed: Best New Coffee Shop in Charlotte, 2015. I asked him how it came ...

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