Category Archives: Leon monologue

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Sunday, January 21, 2018, and there will be rain today in Chicago (the temperature will be above freezing), which is good because my car is covered with schmutz from being stored in the garage. It’s National Clam Chowder Day, celebrating an comestible that’s good when made in the New England style with cream (the “Manhattan” […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

G’day, mates: it’s January 14, 2018, and still wicked cold in Chicago. At this moment—about 4:30 a.m.—the temperature outside is 10° F (-12° C), and the high today will reach only 22° F (-6° C). In fact, according to the Washington Post, Chicago is now getting ice formations usually seen only in Antarctica or the […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) is back doing the Hili dialogues, with many thanks to Grania for substituting for me when I was in India. Good morning to all, including humans, beasts, and all the ships at sea: it’s Sunday, January 7, 2018. Yes, 2018 is here, and now I have to get used to writing […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Jerry Allen Coyne, superannuated geneticist, was born on this day in 1949. What better way to mark the day than with felids doing felid things. Getting a hug from  lion has to be one of the most life-affirming experiences. Beautiful 😍@paulakahumbu see this. Woman adopted 2 lion cubs but had to give them up to […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Various bits by Jerry & Grania Greetings from a very cold Europe! Jerry’s sad because today is already the 5th day of Koynezaa (it ends tomorrow on my birthday), and greetings have been few on the ground and presents nonexistent! Do remember this six day holiday that celebrates The Wonder that is Coyne! For my […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. I am back in Chicago for about three weeks until the three-week Jerry Coyne ” Ganapati All India Tour” takes place, but I’ll need the rest. Today is National Cranberry Day, a food once eaten only on Thanksgiving but now the basis of a tasty beverage. It’s also […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Hola from Puebla, Mexico, where the weather is predicted to be full-on sunny for the three more days I’ll be here, with highs between 72 and 78° F  (22-26°C). Posting will be light today as I’ve a lot to see and do.  There are old friends here—I rode in from the airport with Robyn Blumer […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning. pic.twitter.com/2mI0KapTbb — Paul Bronks (@BoringEnormous) November 14, 2017 Yes, good morning; it’s Tuesday, November 14, 2017, and National Guacamole Day as well as World Diabetes Day. Just a note: as I’m preparing for a trip and have multiple things to do (haircut, going downtown to get a new battery put in my watch, etc.) […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning, and yes, it’s Monday again, the 13th of November, and the week I go to Puebla, Mexico for a meeting. It’s National Indian Pudding Day, celebrating one of the finest unknown desserts of America, whose best commercial version is at the restaurant Durgin-Park in Boston, where it’s served warm with a big scoop of […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning, and top of the week to you on this Monday, November 6, 2017. It’s National Nachos Day, and Foodimentary gives five fun facts about nachos, though I’m dubious about the first. Did someone take a survey? First, in case you reside in Ulan Bator and don’t know what nachos are, they are these […]