Category Archives: Hili Dialogue

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon Monologue)

Good morning: we’ve reached the end of another week, which means that, without exception, we’re all another week closer to the grave. It’s June 16, 2017, and National Fudge Day (in the US), as well as Sussex Day (in Sussex), which occurs on St Richard’s Day, the feast day of Sussex’s patron Saint, St Richard of […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning on the Ides of Junes (June 15, 2017); I’m absolutely certain that some reader will tell me that it’s not really the Ides of June and that reader will probably be correct. It’s National Lobster Day, and, even better, it’s National Beer Day in the UK, celebrating the day the Magna Carta was […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Today is Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Let us spare a thought for those killed in the terrible high-rise fire in London last night, which killed at least six and probably many more. The cause has not been determined. It’s National Strawberry Shortcake Day, celebrating a much beloved treat in the U.S. It’s also our Flag Day, […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning on June 13, 2017, and it’s Cupcake Lover’s Day. The Cupcake Fad has not yet abated in the U.S.,  though I predict it will, for its an excuse to sell cake at outrageous prices. (Mind you, I wouldn’t turn up my nose at a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting!) And, of […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

It’s almost halfway through June already: Monday, June 12, 2017. The students are gone for the summer now, giving my campus a very different feel. It is quiet and unoccupied, but soothing, too. It will also be hot this week, with today’s high of 94° F (34.4° C). It’s National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, a delicacy […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

It’s Sunday, June 11, 2017, and it’s National German Chocolate Cake Day. If you don’t know what that is, have a gander: It’s like a cross between a chocolate cake and a coconut pecan pie, and I love it. Why is it called “German” chocolate cake? That has nothing to do with Deutschland; see the […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

It’s now (in the US) Saturday, June 10, 2017: graduation day at The University of Chicago. Today the campus will be overrun with maroon-robed students and their proud parents, though I fear for the peace of my ducklings! Here’s the venue, waiting for the activities to begin (employees are wiping down the seats). The stage […]

Friday: Hili Dialogue

Is it Friday already? Yes it is: Friday, June 8, 2017. The good news is that although the results aren’t all in, Britain’s conservatives, though leading in votes, appear to have lost their >50% representation in Parliament; and that’s a problem for Theresa May. As the New York Times reports this morning: LONDON — Prime […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Thursday, June 8, 2017: National Jelly Donut Day. I occasionally have one, but my favorite is the double chocolate: a chocolate cake donut with chocolate icing on top. It’s also World Brain Tumor Day. On this day in 632, Muhammad died in Medina, but again there are calendar problems. On June 8, 1789, James Madison […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Wednesday, June 7, 2017: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, and here’s some information from that link: “The udder of a cow can hold between 25-50 lbs. of milk.” I weep for those cows! It’s also the first day of Vestalia (or was, in ancient Rome), but I doubt if the calendar is the same […]