Republic Youngkin wins governorship of Virginia; country is doomed

This race was neck and neck to the bitter end—and the end is bitter. Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia gubernatorial race. Youngkin is a businessman with no political experience, but that didn’t matter: he leveraged Trump’s (lukewarm) support as well as issues around school “wokeness” to unify the G.O.P. … Continue reading Republic Youngkin wins governorship of Virginia; country is doomed

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Welcome to the Cat Sabbath: Saturday, February 20, 2021, and National Muffin Day.  It’s also National Cherry Pie Day, World Day of Social Justice, Love Your Pet Day, World Whale Day, and World Pangolin Day. Here are a pair of pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters (family Pholidota, eight species worldwide). The babies often ride … Continue reading Saturday: Hili dialogue

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, … Continue reading Monday: Hili dialogue (and Leon monologue)

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Hump Day: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and National Pancake Day. I could use one, as I haven’t had a flapjack in ages (make mine blueberry buckwheat with real maple syrup). Another thing I haven’t had is a good pot pie, celebrated today during National Great American Pot Pie Day. It’s also National Snack Stick … Continue reading Wednesday: Hili dialogue

Saturday: Hili dialogue

Greetings on the Cat Sabbath: Saturday, July 17, 2021: National Peach Ice-Cream Day (why the hyphen between “ice” and “cream”?). It’s also National Tattoo Day (some day I must have a post in which readers post their tattoos. Please take a picture now, though!), Wrong Way Corrigan Day (celebrating the day in 1938 when Douglas … Continue reading Saturday: Hili dialogue

Wednesday: Hili dialogue

It’s Wednesday, July 17, and National Peach Ice-Cream Day (why the hyphen in “ice-cream”?) It’s also World Day for International Justice and World Emoji Day. Although I use emojis, I can’t decide whether they’re a good or bad thing, as they replace words with sometimes ambiguous symbols, and reduce the propensity to write accurately. That said, … Continue reading Wednesday: Hili dialogue