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The Taste of Death

Photo by Luca Baggio on Unsplash

In July of 1958, while visiting my friend Åke and his family in Stockholm, I broke my right arm.

A covey of pre-teen boys, me included, were macho-ing (swinging) across a narrow and shallow crevice on a rope tied to a branch high above and spanning the crevice — hanging down from it for us to grab as we leaped. It was a thick rope, sturdy and dry and hard — if not impossible — to miss, unless…

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