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#4 A Name Worth Remembering: Roberts Blossom

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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A Name Worth Remembering: Toussaint L’Ouverture

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. -Theodore Roosevelt-   Francois-Dominque Toussaint L’Ouverture (L’Ouverture is a nickname, meaning, “the opening”) is the most important historical figure that you have never heard of, and maybe even the most important among those you have. “I was born […]

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A Name Worth Remembering Woody Guthrie

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don’t change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow. Eleven days ago would […]

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A Name Worth Remembering: Elijah Craig

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering -Theodore Roosevelt- Elijah Craig is a name worth remembering. Craig was a Baptist preacher in Virginia and Kentucky (or the part of Virginia that later became the state of Kentucky) and as such, he worked with James Madison […]

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A Name Worth Remembering: Dr. Norman Borlaug

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering –Theodore Roosevelt- I googled the phrase “most important person you have never heard of” and Norman Borlaug’s name came up a few times in the results.  Borlaug was known as the father of the green revolution, introduced high […]

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A Name Worth Remembering: Roberts Blossom

The name Roberts Blossom is first of all, awesome. Secondly, it may not sound familiar to you, and that’s okay. Roberts Blossom is most famously known for his role as old man Marley in the great American classic ‘Home Alone’. When we first meet his character, he looks pretty scary – evil even, as seen […]

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A Name Worth Remembering: Vik Muniz

Jardim Gramacho. Have you heard of it? It lies on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. You know, the place with the famous statue of Jesus, arms outstretched, facing south, overlooking the city. Only Jardim Gramacho lies behind iconic statue, to the north. And it’s one of the world’s largest garbage dumps, receiving over 7,000 […]

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A Name Worth Remembering: John Williams

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. -Theodore Roosevelt- In honor of Jurassic Park Week here at TTAF, this week’s Name Worth Remembering is dedicated to John Williams. “John Williams? Who is that?” you ask. If you don’t know the name John Williams, you should, […]

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A Name Worth Remembering: Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection

Brother Lawrence, a Catholic monk who came to the priory without enough education to become a cleric, spent most of his 76 years working in a kitchen and sowing sandals together. He never preached a sermon in front of thousands or shaped the theology of his day, but by all accounts still led an incredibly […]

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A Name Worth Remembering: Chinese Protestor

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. -Theodore Roosevelt-   The picture above has to be one of the greatest photos ever taken.  Every time I view the picture it makes me want to be a better person, someone who stands for something, a man […]

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