Free Your Feet – Part 2: The Humble Ankle

by Michael Yarbrough April 13, 2018


“May those who love us, love us;

And for those who don’t love us,

May God turn their hearts;

And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,

May He turn their ankles,

So we will know them by their ...

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

by Michael Yarbrough April 12, 2018

Aboriginal feet

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

The following article is a guest post from Dr. Todd Thistle. Read the author's bio below.

What if you went to the gym and the weight ...

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

by Michael Yarbrough March 02, 2018

A man and his dog on the Overhanging Rock in Yosemite National Park, California, 1924The following article is a guest post from Garrett Stevens. Read the author's bio below.

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. ...

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

by Michael Yarbrough December 04, 2017

Dr Tim Elmore Millenials Gen Z Marching off the Map Interview Wolf and Iron Mike Yarbrough podcast

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

by Michael Yarbrough September 11, 2017

Wolf and Iron Mike Yarbrough on Planning Scheduling

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

by Michael Yarbrough August 21, 2017

Mark Lee Gardner Interview Wolf and Iron Rough Riders

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

The bow and arrow are a pairing, a team, each member necessary for the success of the whole. A misaligned bow will not ...

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

by Michael 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

by Michael Yarbrough October 16, 2015

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“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

by Michael Yarbrough October 08, 2015

How to Whistle Cover For Web_Fotor

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

by Michael Yarbrough October 01, 2015

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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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