Category Archives: Leon monologue

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning! I’m back in Chicago, summer is on the way (we will have some rain this week), and it’s May 26, 2017: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, probably promoted by Big Blueberry. Like all good Jews, I prefer my cheesecake plain, but if you must add something, let it be cherries or, lacking those, blueberries or strawberries. […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

by Grania Jerry is sleepful in Washington DC, so I get to do the morning Hili greetings. I declare today a Day of Music. Today is the birthday of Bob Dylan b. 1941, a singer and song writer whose voice I did not appreciate much when I was young. As I get older though, I […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Hello on a lovely (so far) Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  It’s National Barbecue Day, celebrating one of America’s great contributions to world cuisine (yes, I know other lands have simulacra of BBQ, but I’ve never had better examples of the genre than a good BBQ Texas brisket or Chicago-style rib tips).  In Iraq, it’s Mass Graves Day, […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

As the Aussies say, “Gooday, mates”. It’s May 15, 2017, and another damn Monday. It’s also National Chocolate Chip Day, promulgated by Big Chocolate. Meh. But I am celebrating International Conscientious Objectors Day, as I was one of them. I abjure violence (though I likely would  have fought in a “just war” like WWII), and the last time […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

It’s Hump Day, as we vulgarians call it in America: Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  I see that there is yet more tumult in the Trump administration, with the “President” having fired FBI director James Comey, whose organization was already investigating the administration’s ties to Russia. See Politico for a take by legal scholars on whether […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning; it’s May 4, and Spring is pretty much here in Chicago after a terribly rainy weekend. It’s another triple food holiday: National Candied Orange Peel Day, National Homebrew Day, and National Hoagie Day. I like all of those, and love candied orange peel, on which you can find good deals on Amazon. It’s also […]

Wednesday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Good morning on May 3, 2017. Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) has returned, with many thanks to Grania for taking over when I was busy. I am not feeling well, so posting may be light today. It’s a Big Food Day today: National Raspberry Popover Day, National Raspberry Tart Day, and National Chocolate Custard Day. Somehow I […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! Today in 1636 Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of Britain was arrested on trumped-up charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft. The poor thing never stood a chance after only producing one female heir (ironically the one who would become Elizabeth I). After Anne suffered three miscarriages Henry started courting […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

by Grania Good morning! I’m filling in for Jerry this morning, he’ll be in later on. In 1492 Spain gave Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration. In 1598 Henry IV of France issued the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. In 1927 actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first to leave their […]

Thursday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Happy Thursday, April 27, 2017: National Prime Rib Day (make mine rare!). In South Africa it’s Freedom Day, commemorating the first elections after apartheid ended, held on April 27, 1994. And reader Dom just informed me that it’s World Tapir Day, which it indeed is. There are four species! Here’s a question: why the odd […]