Category Archives: Leon monologue

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning from a rainy, grey Ireland. At least we are not the only ones experiencing sucky weather. History repeats itself. My son and I today, Dad and me 35 years ago to the day. #kare11weather — Aaron Brown (@atbrown630) April 15, 2018 From Twitter: A fly you probably haven’t seen before. […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

by Grania Good morning, and welcome to a new week. On April 16, 2012, the Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, and it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize. It’s a subtle way of telling everyone who produced a book that year that they sucked. The New Yorker published […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

by Grania It’s the birthday of actresses Emma Thompson (1959), Maisie Williams (1997) and Emma Watson (1990). Artist Leonardo da Vinci also claims today as his birthday (1452). Today was a day of disasters as well, most notably the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, with only 710 people surviving and over 1500 dying. The […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Tuesday, April 3, 2018, and we’re predicted to have rain (and perhaps sleet and a bit of snow) in Chicago today. We shall see. It’s National Chocolate Mousse Day, and, for crying out loud, Fish Fingers and Custard Day, celebrating what looks like a vile British comestible (I hope the custard isn’t sweet!) Today’s […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Monday, April 2, 2018, so Spring is well ensconced—in theory. Yesterday was the fourth coldest Easter since the mid-1800s, and it’s predicted to remain cold in Chicago for two weeks or so. It’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day as well, and this will most probably be my lunch. It’s also International Children’s Book […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s the last day of March: March 31st, 2018, and a Caturday. It’s also National Clam Day as well as Oysters on the Half Shell Day, and I’ll be enjoying these in Florida in a short while. It’s also World Backup Day, which refers to computers, of course. Make sure you’re backed up (I have […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Monday is with us again: it’s March 26, 2018, and National Nougat Day, one of the few confections I don’t like. And it’s Purple Day in Canada and the U.S., designed to raise awareness of epilepsy. For those of you who haven’t yet demonized Richard Dawkins, he’s 77 today (see below). In this day in 1484, William […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

We’ve made it through another week, as it’s Friday, March 23, 2018. Some snow is predicted for Chicago tonight, although it may barely miss us. Snowfall in the area is predicted to be between 6 and 10 inches. It’s National Chips and Dip Day, and unless I miss my guess this is an explicitly American […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania While Jerry is gallivanting around I’m in charge of putting up the Hili Dialogues. Good morning from a dark and gloomy Ireland where it is actually trying to snow again. There is sad news this morning: scientist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, which is a respectable age for any human […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s March 13: not a Friday but a Tuesday. It’s also Chicken Noodle Soup Day. (Ecch: what about International Matzo Ball Soup Day?) It’s also National Elephant Day in Thailand. I’m off to Madison today (see my events for the FFRF here), so posting will be light to almost nonexistent until Saturday. Grania, though, has agreed to […]