Today is Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus’s) last day in Hong Kong, and my 13-hour flight to Chicago leaves tomorrow, arriving only 15 minutes after departure because I cross the International Date Line. Until the 17th, then, I’ll continue handing over the Hili dialogues to Grania, and many thanks for her diligence in putting them up every day.
Good morning everyone!
Today is the Day of the Imprisoned Writer which calls attention to and protests the plight of writers around the world from Honduras to Saudi Arabia to Turkey who are imprisoned essentially for writing something that their local government disapproved of. If you are interested in supporting any of their causes you should check out your local PEN.
In 1959 the Clutter Family murders occurred in Kansas which became the subject matter of Truman Capote’s book In Cold Blood. In 1966 today also marked the successful end of the Gemini XXII Project proving that EVA was possible and opening up the way for the Apollo program.
And so onto Hili, who has her priorities and sticks firmly to them, no matter what.
Hili: We have to make an agenda.
A: First the question: what are we posting today?
Hili: No, first breakfast.
Hili: Musimy ustalić porządek obrad.
Ja: Najpierw pytanie, co dziś publikujemy?
Hili: Nie, najpierw śniadanie.
We have a gif of a kitten that doesn’t seem to have acquired its sea legs yet: