Category Archives: Gus

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a wettish Wednesday, February 21, 2018. It’s Pancake Day, even though it’s not Shrove Tuesday, the traditional day to honor Our Lord by eating flapjacks. (Shrove Tuesday was eight days ago.) It’s also International Mother Language Day, a UNESCO holiday honoring multilingualism. On February 21, 1613, the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

It’s now Thursday, February 15, 2018, and National Gumdrop Day. I like only the fruit-flavored ones, and abhor the “spicy” ones. And on Vanatu it’s John Frum Day, honoring the Cargo Cult figure who, sadly, has never returned to the islands. The death toll in the Florida school shooting remains at 17 but could rise; […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

The snow has abated here, at least for a while, and while it’s clear on this Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2018, it’s still cold: 11° F (-12° C). It’s also National Italian Food Day, and World Radio Day, celebrating the powers of wireless (not computers!) Remember that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and if you haven’t got swag […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on another frigid and snowy day: Monday, February 5, 2018. The temperature in Chicago is -2° F (-19° C), and I froze my ears walking to work. It’s World Nutella Day, and despite the fact that the stuff is universally loved, I tried it for the first time last year and didn’t like […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Good morning: It’s a snowy Sunday (February 4, 2018), and everyone in America knows it’s SUPERBOWL DAY, when the Philadelphia Eagles will play the New England Patriots in Superbowl LII (info here). The venue is the hideously named U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I still remember the first Superbowl, which shows how old I […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, February 2, 2018, and a frigid 5° F (-15° C) outside, with snow predicted today and through the weekend in Chicago. It’s National Tater Tot Day. I suspect they have these in Canada, and Wikipedia says they’ve also infected Australia and New Zealand, but not elsewhere. Actually they’re not bad! If you haven’t seen […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

We’re at the start of another week, but at the end of January: it’s Monday, January 29, 2008, and National Corn Chip Day. In the midlands, it’s Kansas Day, celebrating the day when that state was admitted to the Union in 1861. Posting may be light today as I don’t have much to say. On […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

We’ve reached Friday again—January 19, 2018—and the high temperature will at last rise above freezing in Chicago (it’s now 28° F: -2° C). It’s National Popcorn Day, and in the Indian state of Tripura it’s Kokborok Day, celebrating the local language. On this day in 1829, Goethe’s Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy, was first […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

It’s my first Monday back: January 8, 2018. That means it’s National English Toffee Day (what?), as well as International Typing Day, which, since nobody actually types any more (at least on a typewriter), is celebrated instead to to “promote speed, accuracy and efficiency in written communication among the public.” I’m slowly readjusting to the local time, though my […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Various bits by Jerry & Grania Greetings from a very cold Europe! Jerry’s sad because today is already the 5th day of Koynezaa (it ends tomorrow on my birthday), and greetings have been few on the ground and presents nonexistent! Do remember this six day holiday that celebrates The Wonder that is Coyne! For my […]