Category Archives: Leon monologue

Friday: Hili dialogue and Leon monologue and some tweets

by Matthew Cobb In Poland, Hili has an itch: Hili: Something has bitten me. A: But what? Hili: I don’t know but I hope my claws will find it. Hili: Coś mnie ugryzło. Ja: Ale co? Hili: Nie wiem, mam nadzieję, że mój pazurek na to trafi. Nearby, Leon is on the lookout for mushrooms. […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Well, a week from today I’m off to Chile and then Antarctica. Remember that posting will be almost nonexistent for over a month, but, barring my ingestion by an orca or leopard seal, I’ll be back. It’s Monday, October 14, 2019, and National Dessert Day. It’s also Columbus Day, but since he was a colonizer […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s another damn Monday: October 7, 2019, and school at the University of Chicago has been in session for a week. Yesterday there were eleven ducks in Botany Pond: four drakes and seven hens, all jockeying for mates. They were so frenetic that I couldn’t descry whether one of them was Honey. I have ordered […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

I am cooling my heels in the Baltimore airport en route to Chicago, writing in advance to wish you a happy October 5, 2019, and a joyous National Apple Betty Day, a toothsome dessert better known as “Apple Brown Betty” or “Apple Crumble.” It’s also Do Something Nice Day, Global James Bond Day (don’t ask […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Friday, October 4, 2019, and National Taquito Day (I doubt I’ve ever had one of these; what’s the point of a tiny taco?).  It’s also Cinnamon Roll Day, World Animal Day, National Denim Day (I’m wearing jeans), National Vodka Day, and the beginning of World Space Week. I’m writing most of this on Thursday […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Thursday, October 3, 2019, and as you read this I will be in Williamstown, Massachusetts, scheduled to give a talk at the extremely woke Williams College. But I’m avoiding all politics there, limiting my discussions to biology and free will. Posting will be very light today and tomorrow. It’s also National Soft Taco Day […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s FALL now in the Northern Hemisphere, as it’s September 23, 2019 and the equinox began this morning at 3:50 Eastern time. Google celebrates with a Doodle that links to the season: But south of the Equator it’s now Spring, and here’s the Doodle they see: It’s National Pancake Day. and also Celebrate Bisexuality Day, […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

We have but one more day until summer goes away: it’s now Sunday, September 22, 2019, and National Ice Cream Cone Day. It’s also Daughter’s Day (note misplaced apostrophe: we’re not celebrating a single daughter), National Hobbit Day (although The Hobbit was first published on September 21), National Girls’ Night In Day, and National Elephant […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Friday, September 20, with one day to go until Fall. In a month I’m off to Antarctica for five+ weeks, and this website will experience its first serious hiatus (internet is dicey on a ship in Antarctic waters, and I’ll be busy lecturing). I ask for your indulgence during that lacuna! Would that Grania […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Caturday, September 14, 2019, and I trust all of us got past Friday the 13th without trouble. It’s National Cream-Filled Donut Day (make the “Creme”, because hardly any donuts use real cream), Eat a Hoagie Day, German Language Day, and, in the UK, National Quiet Day (but every day is quiet day there!) In […]