Author Archives: The Twentieth Man

About The Twentieth Man

Age 68

Saving Lives – one nitwit at a time

It’s Halloween, October 31st, 2019. An early snow, a wet, heavy snow, is falling. It’s 33⁰. The leaves are still clinging to many of the trees making it hazardous for broken branches cutting down already snow heavy electrical utility lines. … Continue reading

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Jubilee – and the end of Our Civilization

My understanding of jubilee comes from the reading of the bible. Admittedly, the language of the bible in translation is often a muddy affair. It is, at best, poorly written, roughly translated, biased in interpretation and, all too often, entirely … Continue reading

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The Recipe

Once upon a time, in a land not far from here, a family gathering took place. A banquet was laid out with all manner of food and drink. It was, as they say, a “pot luck” dinner, where everyone brought … Continue reading

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GUTENBERG WOULD JUST SHIT!

Technology is morally neutral. The ability to print a great number of tabloid size or larger newspapers with full color photographs and graphic illustrations is an evolved form of the print technology that underlies some forms of mass communication. But … Continue reading

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Wood Shop

Kosciusko Junior High School 7th Grade Wood Shop Project Magazine Rack This magazine rack was one of several projects students could choose from in learning how to safely operate power tools such as a band saw, a table saw, a … Continue reading

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Churning Lawyers Part III

” . . . the latest example of
state officials from both parties using
taxpayer money to hire private attorneys
in legal fights over state laws.” Continue reading

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Slack-Jawed Gawkers

Slack-Jawed Gawkers, are not now, nor have they ever been, placed on the Endangered Species list.

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