Author Archives: Jason Crane

God I miss Bill Hicks

An essay written by Hicks shortly before he died. Published after his death by his parents. I was born William Melvin Hicks on December 16, 1961 in Valdosta, Georgia. Ugh. Melvin Hicks from Georgia. Yee Har! I already had gotten … Continue reading

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POEM: unlocked

unlocked the surprise was       that the door opened       when I pulled the handle so few do these days as a kid pretending to be       a hero in a game       involving dice I remember we could run       into a church       for … Continue reading

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Christopher Columbus

This oughta do it.

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House Concert: Ross Hammond

Last night my fiancee-in-crime and I hosted our first house concert. A couple dozen people piled into our living room to listen to Sacramento’s Ross Hammond – Guitarist? play an hour of blues, spirituals and improvised music on the resonator … Continue reading

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POEM: Ed, John, Kevin, Mike, Sid & Me

Ed, John, Kevin, Mike, Sid & Me he stood beside me (I was five) dressed in black white at the throat when he spoke others paused to listen but it was a power he didn’t abuse I knew, in that … Continue reading

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POEM: this changes nothing

NOTE: I post this every time there’s a mass shooting. It hasn’t been wrong yet. this changes nothing you know that, don’t you? in a few days we’ll go back to our coma back to our flat-screen televisions our high-definition … Continue reading

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