Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

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 […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on Friday, October 6, 2016:  National Noodle Day. Today the weather will be cloudy in Chicago with a chance of rain, but with a temperate high of 22° C (71° F)—still on the warm side for fall. I continue to look for my duck Honey every day, but my whistles to her are in […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

Yesterday on the “pet peeve” thread, which to my surprise got over 340 comments, a reader noted that one big pet peeve was someone greeting you with “Good morning.” But I have to do it here; the laws of physics decree it. So, good morning on Thursday, October 5, 2017. There’s a lot to write […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Good morning: it’s October 4, 2017, and Wednesday. It’s National Taco Day, and as I recall, yesterday was National Soft Taco Day. Somehow I sense the hand of Big Taco behind this.  It’s also World Animal Day, to celebrate and raise the status of animals around the world. Remember, they were here before us, so […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

First, two notes about deaths: The toll in the Las Vegas shootings has reached 59 dead and more than 520 people wounded. The weapon, as you could tell from its sound, was either an automatic rifle (fires continuously when you pull the trigger) or had been converted to one. Sales of automatic weapons are illegal […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

I wake up to find that more than 20 people have been killed in Las Vegas [UPDATE: CNN now reports 50 dead] and over 200 wounded, after a lone gunman—apparently a retired American guy—holed up in a hotel room with a gun and fired on people attending a big outdoor music concert.  The man was […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s October! October 1, 2017, and thus time to post my annual “October” passage taken from Thomas (not Tom) Wolfe’s novel Of Time and the River. I love Wolfe although my English-professor friends spurn him as an “overwriter, best suited to adolescents.” But I’d die happy if I could produce prose like this (the first and penultimate […]