Posts in the Category: TRThursday

TRThursday: The Old Lion is Dead – Theodore Roosevelt Dies

Posted in - Americana & Character & Patriotism & TRThursday on August 6th 2015 2 Comments TRThursday

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 …

TRThursday: The Things that Will Destroy America

Posted in - Americana & Character & Quotes & TRThursday on July 30th 2015 1 Comments TRThursday

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 …

TRThursday: Roosevelt is Shot in the Chest During a Speech

Posted in - Americana & Patriotism & TRThursday on July 23rd 2015 3 Comments TRThursday

“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 …

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

Posted in - Americana & Knowledge & TRThursday on July 16th 2015 0 Comments TRThursday

“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 …

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

Posted in - Americana & Family & Father's Day & Fatherhood & TRThursday on June 18th 2015 1 Comments TRThursday

“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 …

TRThursday: Roosevelt the Conservationist, not Environmentalist

Posted in - Americana & Knowledge & TRThursday & Virtues on June 4th 2015 2 Comments TRThursday

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 …

TRThursday: Theodore Roosevelt Gets Fat…

Posted in - Americana & Character & Diet & Fitness & Health & TRThursday on May 21st 2015 3 Comments TRThursday

“It is clear to me that the President is running his machine too hard.” – Irving Fisher, Economist and Progressive Campaigner, on Theodore Roosevelt

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 …