Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Friday: Hili dialogue

Can it be Friday already? I’m told it is: Friday, November 16, 2018, and National Fast Food Day. It’s also Icelandic language Day, which coincides with the birthday of the Icelandic poet Jónas Hallgrímsson. Can you say a single word of Icelandic? I can’t, and that’s sad. So here’s one I found, and an easy one: “Hello” […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Well, it’s Professor Ceiling Cat, Emeritus, back again doing the HIli Dialogues. Thanks once again to Grania for taking over this onerous task in my absence. It’s Thursday, November 15, 2018, and National Raisin Bran Day, a cereal that I actually like, though I rarely eat cereal. And it’s good for you! It’s also The International […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! Jerry is back in the USA and sleeping off some jetlag, To start off the day: Good morning! Wishing you all a peaceful day 🥰 pic.twitter.com/0QVxJWwhq0 — James Rhodes (@JRhodesPianist) November 13, 2018 (Debussy’s Clair de Lune if you’re interested.)   In history today: 1851 – Moby-Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, is published […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! Hope it’s a fine day round your way. Not quite today’s news, but yesterday Stan Lee died at the age of 95. My heart is broken. 💔 Good night, @TheRealStanLee. You are loved. Excelsior, dear sir. pic.twitter.com/v0Emshetrn — Wes Johnson (@WesJohnsonVoice) November 12, 2018 Birthdays today: 1969 – Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somalian-American activist […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning, welcome to the new week! Notable birthdays today. 1840 – Auguste Rodin, French sculptor and illustrator, created The Thinker (d. 1917) 1923 – Ian Graham, English archaeologist and explorer (d. 2017) 1929 – Grace Kelly, American actress, later Princess Grace of Monaco (d. 1982) 1934 – Charles Manson, American cult leader (d. 2017) 1976 – Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer and journalist 1977 – Benni McCarthy, South […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! There are 50 days remaining until the end of the year. 1863 – Paul Signac, French painter and educator (d. 1935) who helped to develop the pointillist style 1901 – Sam Spiegel, American film producer (d. 1985) who won Best Picture three times. 1926 – Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian race car driver and first woman Formula […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Welcome to another weekend. It’s the birthday of writer and illustrator Neil Gaiman (1960) ; Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation (1483); George Jennings, inventor of the flush toilet (1810); Tim Rice, lyricist and writer (1944). Tim Rice created the lyrics for these songs, the music for the first was written by  […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! Welcome to the end of the week, I hope the weather is better where you are than here in Ireland where the the skies are black with rain, alas.   Today’s birthday candidates hail from all over the world. 1914 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress and inventor of a radio guidance system for […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning, welcome to Thursday! Could Mitt Romney be taking on John McCain’s mantle? I want to thank Jeff Sessions for his service to our country as Attorney General. Under Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, it is imperative that the important work of the Justice Department continues, and that the Mueller investigation proceeds […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Today in history, in 2018 in the USA the Dems take back the House, but not the Senate. 1908 – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente Canton, Bolivia. 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse. 1956 – Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a […]