Author Archives: The Twentieth Man

About The Twentieth Man

Age 67

The Garbage Woman

It just strikes me as taunting when the Garbage Woman gives me a seemingly pleasant wave in the morning. I’m not sure she’s exactly what Gloria Steinem had in mind. Of course the Garbage Men never got and never will … Continue reading

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The Korean War

Since 1945 the United States has had, first atomic, then nuclear weapons capability in their arsenal. These weapons have the capacity to level whole cities in a single blast and simply vaporize large populations of people – men, women, and … Continue reading

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I Am Not Like Other Men

Betwixt my mother and my father there was no domestic violence. My mother was not a rebel and my father was the unchallenged head of our household (as recognized in the Population Schedule of the Census). My father’s word was … Continue reading

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Go Stick A Pencil In Your Ear

When I was eighteen I knew nothing of this; I thought it was a man’s manly duty to serve his country. (Boy! Was I ever wrong!) Stick a pencil in your ear and rupture your eardrum. A small price to … Continue reading

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I’ve Found My Happiness.

At last I have found my happiness. It’s just there, over yonder, just behind Death’s Door. Mortality precludes happiness. There is no happiness to be found; no peace, no safety; no tranquility; and certainly, no rest. Old Age, Sickness and … Continue reading

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The Way of the World

Two little kids fighting over their Happy Meal toys.

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On Building Heaven on Earth

Busy! Busy! Busy! We are all so very busy building our own personal Heaven on Earth. But soon the hand of the Almighty reaches down from the clouds, pinches you by the scruff of the neck and lifts you away, … Continue reading

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