There's two ways you can get “the cut” done; the old way aka “your father’s vasectomy” or the new way, aka a “no-scalpel vasectomy.” One involves a cut, with a blade and all that. Yeah, a blade, down there. The other way is...well, "cutless." Which sounds better to you?
This last, extraordinarily moving love letter by a Civil War soldier to his wife is a remarkable mix of devotion to loved ones and commitment to principles larger than oneself. It is the very essence of manliness.