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  • He carried himself like a twenty-year old man, despite the age, the booze and a poor diet.

    Wounded Knee

  • It offers a four-step plan for reductions and destruction of warheads over a twenty-year timetable to get to Zero.

    How the End Begins

  • Just so I could embarrass her into explaining why her husband, a college graduate, an Army Ranger and a twenty-year military veteran, applied for a job as a stock boy at the feed store.

    Mercy Kill

  • Recently retired from a twenty-year service in Dietary and Nursing Resident Care, she now splits her time between Michigan and Florida—finally a “Snow-Bird.”

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • Bernie Madoff carried out his scam over more than a twenty-year period.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • Though I obviously don't know about every foundation grant ever given anywhere, in my very direct experience with foundations during my twenty-year community organizing career, and my growing familiarity with education-oriented foundations over the past eight years since I've become a teacher, I only know of one -- yes, just one -- major foundation initiative that reflected those lessons.

    Larry Ferlazzo: Shortcuts, School Reform and Private Foundations

  • My grandparents have only one plant in their house, a spindly pathos with heart-shaped leaves that hangs over the kitchen sink from a small brass pot that can barely contain its twenty-year roots.

    The Memory Palace

  • There is a twenty-year hiatus during which Jean Prou is never mentioned in official or civil documents.

    Bird Cloud

  • Schozophrenic twenty-year old zombies with existential torments who live in Brooklyn?

    Topics That Are Not, In Fact, of Inherent Interest, and Do Require Some Effort On Your Part in Order to Constitute a Successful Book

  • Don't look anyone (especially men) in the eye or smile aimlessly at the world - I developed what I called my horse-blinder look as I wandered around Mexico City, a very innocent twenty-year old Spanish major Pennsylvania.

    How to Pass for a Gringo

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