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Where We Met

Whenever I find myself in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall, I think of Bill. It’s where we went on our first date, the room that launched a romance. We were leaving after spending an hour or so talking … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Welcome the One and Only…

Montreal Comedy Festival, 1993 She’s at a front table overdressed, sipping a warm beer.  Her heart pounds as she preens knowing when it’s over, she’ll be the one on his arm. The crowd is noisy, restless as servers scurry around … Continue reading

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Hicks 56

I write a homage to the late Bill Hicks twice a year…February 26, the day he took flight, and on his birthday, which is today, normally with great cheer. Recently, on three occasions, readers questioned the validity of my relationship … Continue reading

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Bill Hicks…23 Years Ago Today

I wasn’t going to write about Bill this round, feeling a little uncomfortable after someone I like a lot, questioned our relationship, and what I’ve chosen to reveal. But then it didn’t feel right to let the day pass without … Continue reading

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Bill Hicks…A Lion In Winter

Today would have been Bill’s 55th birthday.  I tend to celebrate it like any other poignant anniversary, with revered remembrance and lots of love. I wrote once about how we’d turn one another on to movies we loved, the other … Continue reading

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A Public Service Announcement

Life can be quite uncanny at times, so when I found myself at an audition for a PSA to warn the world on the perils of pancreatic cancer, I could only shake my head sobbing, all the way through it. … Continue reading

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Hicks Double Feature

The late, great Bill Hicks would have been 54 years-old today.  Can’t believe he’s been gone 21 years. I always try to write something I remember about him to share, since like Elvis, he’s more popular than ever.  You mention … Continue reading

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Things I Remember About Bill Hicks

The Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole was his favorite book and the first gift he ever gave me. Reservoir Dogs along with Don’t Look Now, A Face In The Crowd and Hud favorite movies. Sadly, he never got … Continue reading

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Dear Bill

Bill Hicks died twenty years ago today. It seems like yesterday I got the call from his friend, Kevin Booth, tearfully telling me the news…that he passed at his parent’s home in Little Rock Arkansas in the early hours of … Continue reading

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