Category Archives: Leon monologue

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Saturday, January  18, 2020, and National Gourmet Coffee Day (I buy my beans at Trader Joe’s, which seems to me the best value in high-quality fair trade coffee). It’s also National Peking Duck Day, which once again is cultural appropriation because that is a genuine Chinese dish. In fact, it should be called “Beijing […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Well, it’s New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Today’s Google Doodle show the tradition of New Year’s fireworks; clicking on it below (or on the Google page) takes one to a listing of New Year’s Eve events in Chicago. In your location, the Google Page will certainly direct to your local festivities. Sadly, Hanukkah […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s now Monday, December 30, 2019: the Sixth Day of Christmas (Geese a’-Laying), but, more important, the last day of both Hanukkah and of Coynezaa—the day on which Our Savior J.C. was born and, today, becomes officially old. And oy, it’s National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, presumably meant to help you recover from holiday overeating. […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Good morning on the last Caturday of the year: Saturday, December 28, 2019. It is the fourth day of Christmas (“calling birds”), the sixth full day of Hanukkah, and the fourth and antepenultimate day of Coynezaa. It’s National Boxed Chocolates Day, and thanks to the largesse of readers, I am now in possession of my […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Friday, December 27, 2019: the third day of Christmas (French Hens Day), the fifth full day of Hanukkah, and the third day of Coynezaa. It’s also National Fruitcake Day: the day when everybody circulates the world’s one existing fruitcake to somebody they’ve neglected (and want to punish). It’s also Visit the Zoo Day, though […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning on the day before Christmas: Tuesday, December 24, 2019. It’s National Eggnog Day, and I’ll avoid the libation since I never had a version I enjoyed.  It’s also the very last day you can buy holiday gifts, and I’m told that  Amazon is still offering one-day shipping. Good luck with that! It’s also […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning on Sunday, December 15, 2019. We have a chance of snow today, and it’s a bit chilly (22° F, -6° C). Botany Pond is frozen over, but Honey is down at the Mississippi Delta with her feet up, enjoying the warmth and eating grain. But oy gewalt: it’s National Gingerbread Latte Day, celebrating […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue, Mietek and Leon monologue, farm rush hour and some winter morning tweets

by Matthew Cobb Good morning! This is the ultimate Cobb morning post – The Boss will be back at the controls tomorrow, full of penguins. In Poland, Hili is pen-sive (sorry not sorry): A: Hili, where is my pen? Hili: Under your desk. In Polish: Ja: Hili, gdzie jest mój długopis? Hili: Pod biurkiem.   […]

Monday: Hili dialogue, Mietek & Leon monologue, farm rush hour and tweets

by Matthew Cobb Apologies for the late posting – I have been on the picket line (see below). In Poland, Hili demonstrates that there is no such thing as free will, even for a cat: Hili: Do you like to admit that you were wrong? A: No. Hili: So why do you do it? A: […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue, Leon monologue, a rushy farm rush-hour and a load of tweets

by Matthew Cobb It’s an overcast morning in Manchester, and I am gearing up for an 8-day strike in defence of wages, job status and pensions which will affect 60 UK Universities from Monday. I am also going through the proofs of my forthcoming book The Idea of the Brain (pre-order it now, folks!) and […]