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How Do Bones Heal?

It all started in Valdez, Alaska, where I was employed as a deckhand on a salmon fishing boat...

Taking advantage of a long-awaited day off -- I had spent the entire previous day rocking back and forth on the boat -- I decided to sleep in. When I awoke I hopped on my bike and headed around to the other side of Valdez harbor to have a shower at a fish processing plant that purchased the fish we caught.  With the exhaustion -- and salmon scales -- of the previous day washed away, I climbed back aboard my bike feeling fresh.

Crisp Alaskan air swept by as a grocery bag filled with my towel and dirty clothes swayed gently from my handlebars. As I peddled, I felt a click. “My gears,” I thought, looking down to investigate.  


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