Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Friday: Hili dialogue

Well, for many of us this isn’t the end of the work week because so many people aren’t working. And it’s useless to say “TGIF”. Nevertheless, it is Friday, April 3, 2020: National Chocolate Mousse Day. It’s also National Walk to Work Day (a no-brainer for me), World Party Day, National Don’t Go to Work […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Szaron monologue)

It’s Thursday, April 2, 2019, and we’re still here, thank Ceiling Cat. It’s now become hard for me to remember what day of the week it is without looking it up: every day seems like a weekend because the streets are so empty. Does anybody else have that problem? It’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Wednesday, April 1, 2020—April Fools’ Day—and I’m guessing that people are too dispirited to post April Fool’s jokes, for fooling people doesn’t seem so funny now. I predict we’ll see a paucity of such humor today. First, the food months. April is National Florida Tomato Month, National BLT Sandwich Month, National Soft Pretzel Month, […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

March is going out, but not like a lamb: it’s March 31, 2020, and it’s both National Oysters on the Half Shell Day and National Clams on the Half Shell Day. Fat chance that any of us will get these things right now!  It’s also International Transgender Day of Visibility, World Backup Day, César Chavéz […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

Well, one more day until this wretched month is behind us: it’s Monday, March 30, 2020, and it’s both National Hot Chicken Day and National Turkey Neck Soup Day.  It’s also National Doctors Day, Pencil Day, (“on today’s date in 1858, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Hyman Lipman the first patent for a modern […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s the beginning of a new week and almost the end of March, which has refused to go out like a lamb. On this Sunday, March 29, 2020, we can only hope that April will be better. It’s National Chiffon Cake Day, National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day (not a good year for this), […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Saturday, March 28, 2020: National Black Forest Cake Day. It’s also Eat an Eskimo Pie Day (I haven’t had one for decades, and shouldn’t the name now be Inuit Pie?), Piano Day, National Hot Tub Day, and, most important, Respect Your Cat Day. News of the day: Everything continues to get worse. […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

It’s Friday, March 27, 2020—not Friday the 13th, but, given everything going on, it might as well be.  Perhaps it’s appropriate that it’s International Whisky Day (make mine a Springbank). It’s also National Spanish Paella Day (in the US??), Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day (go to the link to see some, like this one), […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Welcome to Thursday, March 26, 2020: National Nougat Day but also National Spinach Day. And, appropriately enough, it’s Solitude Day, though perhaps it should be declared Solitude Season. And today is Andrzej’s 80th birthday, for which I’ve written my own Hili dialogue along with the usual one from Andrzej and Malgorzata.  See below. It’s Purple […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

We’ve reached the hump of the week but are a long distance from the hump of the pandemic. Welcome to Wednesday, March 25, 2020: International Waffle Day, Pecan Day, National Lobster Newburg Day (never had it), Tolkien Reading Day (not coinciding with any events in Tolkien’s life), and Manatee Appreciation Day, celebrating members of the […]