Tag Archives: The Deuce

The New Year

Three hundred sixty-six days ago I made a miscalculation. Simply put, I went too fast through a corner. I could tell you how I thought the adhesive quality of my bike’s rear tire given the ...

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Enter the Deuce, the Series

Now that RKP has settled (more or less) back in to its traditional editorial routines and I am doing what is more typically thought of as my job, and that I can also report with no small degree ...

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Six Months

The site of my ill-fated turn. On October 10, 2012, I went for a bike ride. Nothing in that is unusual. Most days of each week I go for a bike ride. This particular ride wouldn’t really be ...

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Enter The Deuce: Home

Philip meets his baby brother, the Deuce. The Deuce is home. It’s a piece of information that needs no introduction, requires no preface, begs no questions. It’s a bottom line, an ...

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Enter The Deuce, Part X

Just like his big brother, he’s moving, taking the world in. When reassuring people, we like to say, ‘The dawn brings a new day.’ It’s meant to remind us that the passage of time changes ...

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Refuge

I’m at a point where I’m no longer taking the stress in stride. I was able to do that for a few weeks, but no more. My one refuge, the bike, no longer provides a cover from the pressures that ...

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Enter The Deuce, Part IX

I’ve been thinking about how I transitioned from foreswearing surgery to grudging consideration, to rational acknowledgement that surgery was the only reasonable option for the Deuce’s recovery. ...

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Enter The Deuce, Part VIII

Yesterday morning I joined some friends for our standard Wednesday ride, a late-rolling affair that’s as much a refuge from the normal work day as it is workout.  Most of them know the ...

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