Category Archives: Leon monologue

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania It’s Monkey Trial Day: in 1925 the trial of John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act, began. In 1966 the Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., held a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago. In 1553 the extremely unfortunate Lady […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! (and good night to those of you in New Zealand). In 1816  Argentina declared its independence from Spain, Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan guy) set a new world record for 100m freestyle swimming. In 1937 the silent film archives of the Fox Film Corporation were destroyed in a fire. In 1962 a high-altitude nuclear […]

Sunday Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! Jerry tells me that it is the 182nd day of the year so halfway through the year at noon. In 1879 the first edition of The Watchtower was published, in 1903 the first Tour de France bicycle race started and in 1908 SOS was adopted as the international distress signal, although in […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning, happy weekend! Possibly a world first: a day of complete sunshine for Ireland. We have been having wall-to-wall sun all week. [JAC: It’s positively broiling in Chicago: the high today will be 94°F or 34°C, but it won’t be as bad as yesterday, which had the same temperature but 88% humidity. It […]

TGIF: Hili dialogue

by Grania Jerry is busy doing Stuff & Things so I am charged with the Hili dialogue this morning. He may pop in later on. Today in history  Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet in 1974, the following year Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Sunday, June 3, 2018: National Egg Day (but whose eggs?) It’s also both World Clubfoot Day and the first official World Bicycle Day.  The ducklings are still eight, and look healthy, but now when they see me walk by, they come peeping up to the bank with Honey. I think they now recognize me. Despite this, […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning on Monday, May 21, 2018: National Strawberries and Cream Day. It’s also St. Helena Day, celebrating the discovery in 1502 of the most remote island in the world (and the one on which Napoleon died). On this day in 1904, the famous Fédération Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, was founded in Paris. Exactly two […]

Monday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Here we go again, happy Monday! It’s the anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865; the siege of Jerusalem by Roman Emperor Titus in 70 AD and the day of the Black Sunday Dust Storm in 1935.   It’s the birthday of geneticist Francis Collins, Scottish actor Peter Capaldi (the 12th […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Jerry has been laid low by a surfeit of fine comestibles. He is currently in recovery mode and will join us when he can later on today. We can conclude that Jerry exemplifies the epitome of human civilisation; for did not the Great Sage Douglas Adams once say: “The History of every major […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue and Leon monologue

It’s now Thursday, May 3, 2018, and in only four days I’ll be winging it to Paris—largely to eat, of course. Eleven days, 10 restaurants (one twice), and 11 reservations.  Food porn galore will ensue, so stay tuned for photos!.Meanwhile, today is National Chocolate Custard Day, but I’ll be tucking into chocolate mousse in less […]