Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Monday: Hili dialogue

Good morning! We’re into another week, for it’s Monday, June 26, 2017: National Chocolate Pudding Day. I haven’t had any of that stuff for years. but i do like it. It’s also Ratcatcher’s Day in Hamelin, and you know what’s reputed to have happened there. PCC(E) is tired today, having slept poorly due to a […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Ceiling Cat’s Day: Sunday, June 25, 2017. It’s National Strawberry Parfait Day, which leaves me cold, and World Vitligo Day. So it goes. On this day in 1876, the Battle of the Little Bighorn took place, resulting in the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and all his men. It was “Custer’s […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s the weekend—Saturday, June 24, 2017, and it promises to be a lovely day in Chicago: sunny with a high of only 23º C (74º F). I’m happy to report, being an Honorary Kiwi and all, that (via Heather Hastie) the All Blacks decisively won their first rugby test match against the British and Irish […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, June 23, 2017, and didn’t this week go by fast? Now the days are beginning to shorten in the Northern Hemisphere, but you can console yourself by celebrating National Pecan Sandy Day. Not my favorite cookie (or “biscuit” to Brits), but I’d rather have them than, say, oatmeal raisin cookies, the health nut’s […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on the second day of summer: Thursday, June 22, 2017, It’s National Chocolate Eclair Day. I can’t remember when I had one of those, though they’re good. I suppose the Dunkin Donuts Boston Creme Donut is a reasonable facsimile, and I occasionally have one of those in airports. In Croatia it’s Anti-Fascist Struggle […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

We’ve reached midweek: it’s Wednesday, June 21, 2017, and, after much confusion on all of our parts, it really does appear to be the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. Or so says Google, which proclaims that “the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere began at 11:24 PM last night”. And they celebrated […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning; it’s June 20, 2017, and the first FULL day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere (it began at 6:28 a.m EDT yesterday). It’s also National Vanilla Milkshake Day, celebrating a drink I don’t understand. And it’s World Refugee Day.  And thanks to the many readers who told me about the article on genetics and […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning; it’s the Day After Father’s Day, meaning it’s June 19, 2017, and I hope all dads got presents and good noms yesterday. I have just heard on the news that one person is dead and eight injured after a van plowed into a crowd, apparently largely Muslims, in London. CNN says the police […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Good morning; it’s Sunday, June 18, 2017, and it’s Father’s Day! I hope to be celebrated by my brood of ducklings and scurry of squirrels (yes, that’s the right word for a group of those rodents). It’s also International Picnic Day. I’m not sure whether that means you should eat culturally appropriated food, dine sitting on […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

We’ve reached the weekend, and it’s now June 17, 2017 in the U.S.: National Apple Strudel Day. But it should read “International”, for the best strudel, I’ve found, is found in Europe: Austria, to be precise. And because the treat is a bit dry, I like mine mit Schlag. It’s also Þjóðhátíðardagurinn, or Icelandic National Day, celebrating the independence […]