Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Monday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on October 16, 2017 from a slowly clearing Chicago: our two days of gloom and rain have stopped, and it will be sunny but cool today (high of 61° F or 16° C). I have to fast today, so I get only one large latte (with Splenda) as my “food” intake. It’s National […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Good morning; it’s Sunday (Ceiling Cat’s Day), October 15, 2017. Ceiling Cat’s day is a day of rest, of licking your butt, and of taking a lot of naps. Most of yesterday was a really bad thunderstorm—one of the worst I’ve seen in my 31 years in Chicago—and it’s still raining now. I was woken […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s a rainy Saturday (October 14, 2017) in Chicago, and the Cubs play in Los Angeles tonight in the first game of the National League Championship. Should they win this series, it’s on to the World Series! It’s National Dessert Day, too, so eat your vegetables or—no pie for you! It’s also World Standards Day, […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

OMG: it’s Friday the 13th (October, 2017), supposedly an unlucky day. But the odds are there will be at least one such day per year given that there are 12 thirteenths per year and only seven days of the week. And yesterday, at least, was lucky for the Chicago Cubs, who won the Central Division […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Good morning; it’s October 12, 2017, and National Pumpkin Pie Day, showing we’re approaching Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s also Freethought Day, our day, marking the date on which the Salem witch trials were ended in 1692 by decree of the Governor of Massachusetts—on the grounds of insubstantial evidence. Last night the Chicago Cubs lost to the […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on a drizzly Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Last night the baseball game at Wrigley Field between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals was canceled because of rain, disappointing a number of local fans who hoped that the Cubs would win, thereby clinching the Central Division title of the National League—a step towards […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

Tuesday is the cruelest day, breeding dried posts out of a dead mind. This is my 16,544th post on this site, and that’s a lot of words. I’m going to run out some day. At one post a day, that would be 45 years’ worth. Further, it’s one of those days when I arrive at […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

It’s Monday, October 9, 2017, and I’ve decided to go to Cambridge (Mass.) for a little R&R next week. I see in the news that the sexual predator Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his company (one of those who fired him was his brother), and that Donald Trump has proposed a ridiculous DACA (“Dreamer”) […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

Praise Ceiling Cat, from whom all good things flow: it’s Sunday, October 8, 2017. Here in America it’s National Fluffernutter Day, and if you don’t know what that is, click the link (not recommended). And it’s Air Force Day in India. Not much happened on this day in history (maybe history slows down in this […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s Saturday, October 7, 2017, and the start of a three-day weekend in the U.S. (dare I say it’s the Columbus Day weekend?). It’s National Frappe Day, which is confusing because in some places in America, like New England, “frappe” means a milkshake (milk, syrup, ice cream, and whipped cream), while in most other places […]