Why the weird title?

I know what you might be wondering, wow what an odd title for a website. It’s really quite simple though, first off I enjoy reading classic novels and one in particular I just recently read was God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut. Like most of his novels it’s a fun, thought provoking read with a great flow. Characteristics all writing should aspire to be. Secondly, if you haven’t acquainted yourself with the life of Theodore Roosevelt then your life is missing a role model. Seriously from start to finish Teddy Roosevelt did more than most folks ever dream of doing, this includes but is not limited to:

Despite being a sickly child he was a climber of many mountains including the Matterhorn. He once told a doctor who prescribed a sedentary lifestyle for Teddy, “Doctor, I’m going to do all the things you tell me not to do. If I’ve got to live the sort of life you have described, I don’t care how short it is.”

An almost college light heavyweight boxing champion despite terrible eyesight. He was horribly beaten and it’s a great story found in The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. Despite the loss TR continued to box even into his presidential days. 

Author of over thirty five books!

He was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War. 

Roosevelt was a war hero and his moment at San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War is legendary. You can read all about it but I enjoy this version (beware rough language). 

Ever hear of the Panama Canal? Well you can thank TR for that. 

Teddy gave some of the greatest speeches ever heard, including one after he was shot in an assassination attempt. He started and finished his speech while still bleeding from a bullet that was never removed. 

Of all these great accomplishments (and believe me there’s more) my personal favorite is how he helped save the game of football. Football was to violent and actually killing people before Roosevelt stepped in and help to create many of the rules we use today. 

Hence the name of this site God Bless You Mr. Roosevelt

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