Category Archives: Leon monologue

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning: it’s Thursday, September 21, 2017, considered the official start of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere (it starts in Chicago at 3:02 this afternoon). It’s also the 264th day of the year: 101 days to go until 2018. We’ve had record heat in Chicago the past few days, with high temperatures predicted for both […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

by Grania Good morning! Jerry is off to Gdansk, so it falls to me to do the morning Hili dialogue. It was a busy day in history.   In 1609 Henry Hudson began his exploration of the Hudson River while aboard the Halve Maen. In 1846 Elizabeth Barrett eloped with Robert Browning. In 1933 Leó […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Yes, it’s Monday again, September 11, 2017, and thus the infamous “9/11″—the 16th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. And it’s another chilly and overcast day in Dobrzyn. Hili was out all night, but this morning we found her warmly ensconced in her “nest” (a blanket formed into a cup) on the veranda. It’s National […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Well, the lovely weather we had yesterday in Dobrzyn was ephemeral: today—Sunday, September 10, 2017—it’s back to chilly temperatures and overcast skies. But at least we had a lovely visit in the country yesterday with Leon and his staff (see below). Today is National Hot Dog Day, and there’s no better dog to be had […]

Spot the tabby!

It’s Leon, whom I visited, along with his staff, at the site of their future home. Can you see him? This one is pretty easy, so if you haven’t spotted the most recent ones, this is a palliative. No reveal needed.

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

The weekend is here: it’s Saturday, August 19, 2017, and National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day. Fun fact: “An average dairy cow can produce enough milk in her lifetime to make a little over 9,000 gallons of ice cream.” That’s more ice cream than I can eat in my lifetime: even if you ate a half […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning, if you call it that; I’m dispirited as the sun rises this Friday, August 18, 2017 (I’m typing this from bed). Thirteen people are dead and eighty injured in Barcelona, and police foiled yet another car attack in Spain. In this one, 70 miles south of Barcelona, five perpetrators were shot to death in […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Thursday, August 17, 2017, and it’s National Vanilla Custard Day. Meh. On this day in 1585, the first group of colonists sent to the New World by Sir Walter Raleigh founded the Roanoke Colony on an island off what is now North Carolina.  When the British returned in 1590, the colony had vanished completely—all 118 […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Wednesday, August 16, 2017, and Finger Therapy Day. It’s also National Rum Day, and perhaps I should have a tiny tot of a touted tipple I bought in Guatemala several years ago: Ron Zacapa Cenenario, 23 years in the cask. That’s sipping rather than mixing rum. And in Kyoto, it’s Gozan no Okuribi, the day […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Well, it’s Tuesday, August 15, 2017. and we’re halfway through August, wending our way toward Back To School Time. It’s also National Lemon Meringue Pie Day, a dessert that, made properly, is a thing of beauty. (It’s also Julia Child’s birthday; see below.) In many places it’s the Feast of the Assumption, a Catholic holiday […]