Category Archives: Leon monologue

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 […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Tuesday, October 17, 2017, and promises to be a coolish but sunny day in Chicago. I am heading for Cambridge, Massachusetts tomorrow for a week, so posting will probably be light in the interim. I do my best. It’s National Pasta Day, and there’s also a special Google Doodle today, celebrating the Mexican-American singer […]

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.