TRThursday: The Old Lion is Dead – Theodore Roosevelt Dies
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TRThursday: The Old Lion is Dead – Theodore Roosevelt Dies

by Mike Yarbrough August 06, 2015

As I sit here writing the final article in our wonderful #TRThursday series, I find myself a bit emotional thinking about the man, Roosevelt, his last many adventures, his death, and the impact that such a character has had on history. Many, including myself, will chide his presidency as being one of progressive policies that altered ...

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TRThursday: The Things that Will Destroy America
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TRThursday: The Things that Will Destroy America

by Mike Yarbrough July 30, 2015

While Theodore Roosevelt got a number of things wrong as president, he had great insight into what makes America strong or weak, and his words can easily be applied to any nation. Time and again, he enjoined people to not give in to soft-living but instead pursue the strenuous life of hard-work and purpose. He was ...

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TRThursday: Roosevelt is Shot in the Chest During a Speech
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TRThursday: Roosevelt is Shot in the Chest During a Speech

by Mike Yarbrough July 23, 2015

“I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot.” – Theodore Roosevelt

The year is 1912. Former President Theodore Roosevelt is attempting a third term by running as a candidate of the newly formed Progressive Party, created from an ideological divide which had manifested within the ...

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TRThursday: Roosevelt’s Attempt to Simplify the Spelling of the English Language
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TRThursday: Roosevelt’s Attempt to Simplify the Spelling of the English Language

by Mike Yarbrough July 16, 2015

“There’s ‘gherkin.’ What are you going to do with the ‘h’ in that? What the devil’s the use of ‘h’ in gherkin, I’d like to know.” – Mark Twain on Spelling Reform, 1907

One may think that being President of the United States would come with enough responsibilities, say, defending ...

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TRThursday: Theodore Roosevelt’s July 4th, 1906 Speech
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TRThursday: Theodore Roosevelt’s July 4th, 1906 Speech

by Mike Yarbrough July 02, 2015

Over the course of his life, Theodore Roosevelt gave no less than 10 addresses on the 4th of July. Here is an excerpt from 1906 as President of the United States. Read the full speech here.

- #TRThursday articles give us some manly insight and wisdom from Theodore Roosevelt ...

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TRThursday: Theodore Roosevelt’s Handshake!
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TRThursday: Theodore Roosevelt’s Handshake!

by Mike Yarbrough June 25, 2015

“He’s a wonderful man,” said one caller. “When I went to see him [Roosevelt], he got up, shook hands with me and said, ‘So glad to see you. Delighted. Good day, sir, good day.’ Then he ushered me to the door. I wonder what I wanted to see him about.” – From Edmund ...

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TRThursday: Teddy’s Father, Theodore (Thee) Roosevelt Sr. (aka “Great Heart”)
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TRThursday: Teddy’s Father, Theodore (Thee) Roosevelt Sr. (aka “Great Heart”)

by Mike Yarbrough June 18, 2015

“My father got me breath, he got me lungs, strength, life. I could breathe, I could sleep when he had me in his arms.” – Theodore Roosevelt on his father

I write this article on the eve of Father’s Day, so I thought it appropriate to take a closer look at ...

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TRThursday: Roosevelt the Conservationist, not Environmentalist
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TRThursday: Roosevelt the Conservationist, not Environmentalist

by Mike Yarbrough June 04, 2015

I wish I had gained a love of history in my youth, because it changes how we view the history that is being written in our daily lives. It also provides a great deal of perspective on how easily history can be revised to suit the current-day influencers. One of the popular methods ...

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TRThursday: Roosevelt’s Fiscal Retardation
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TRThursday: Roosevelt’s Fiscal Retardation

by Mike Yarbrough May 28, 2015

Teddy Roosevelt had many noble virtues which are to be emulated by men. Unfortunately, frugality, thrift, and common fiscal sense were not among them. I find that seeing the areas of weakness in our heroes helps us see those in ourselves. Also, it brings them down to earth. In many ways Theodore Roosevelt ...

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TRThursday: Theodore Roosevelt Gets Fat…
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TRThursday: Theodore Roosevelt Gets Fat…

by Mike Yarbrough May 21, 2015

My son, Harvey, did a report for school on Teddy Roosevelt and his influence over the course of history. In doing so he came across a photo of young Roosevelt that was hard to believe and which my wife, Summer, proclaimed, “ He was hot! ” (or something to that effect).

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TRThursday: Master of Human Destinies am I!
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TRThursday: Master of Human Destinies am I!

by Mike Yarbrough May 14, 2015

If we were to tread along Theodore Roosevelt’s path to manliness we would see a trail blazed through the jungles of strength and forests of knowledge. One of the most appealing qualities of the Colonel, both then and now, was that he could relate to the man on horseback just as well as ...

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TRThursday: Great Thoughts vs. Great Actions
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TRThursday: Great Thoughts vs. Great Actions

by Mike Yarbrough May 07, 2015

This #TRThursday should be a challenge for all of us. Every man has opinions, but fewer of us are action oriented. We want to see change in the world but we don’t seek opportunities to make those changes happen. We would rather not be inconvenienced, leave it up to the professionals or the ...

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