Category Archives: Mietek monologue

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Welcome to Tuesday—the Cruelest Day—August 4, 2020. It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and National White Wine Day (ditch the pinot grigio and try a nice sauvignon blanc, a viognier or a dry semillon instead). It is a dreary day, and I have come to work creeping like a snail unwillingly to school, though my hose […]

Friday: Hili dialogue

Good morning at the end of the work week, a term that barely has meaning any more. It’s Friday, July 3, 2020, National Chocolate Wafer Day. It’s a holiday for most Americans, or at least a day off, because Independence Day, tomorrow, falls on a Saturday. It’s also National Eat Beans Day, National Fried Clam […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Well, many of us have lost track of what day it was: I could swear that on Sunday it was Monday. So let me remind you that it’s Tuesday, June 22, 23, 2020 (see? I screwed up!). The Hili dialogue will be a very short one today because of the duck issue, which I’ll explain […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

It’s Monday, June 8, 2020, and National Jelly-Filled Donut Day (I get one of these occasionally at the Dunkin Donuts booth outside Midway Airport to treat myself before a flight. I haven’t flown since December, however.) It’s also Best Friends Day, World Oceans Day, World Brain Tumor Day, and Thomas Paine Day, who died on […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Welcome to Friday, June 5, 2020, the one-month anniversary of Dorothy’s brood jumping to the pond (they now, of course, belong to Honey). It’s national Ketchup Day, and my father taught me, correctly, to buy only Heinz regular ketchup (that was the only one made at the time, but now there are many varieties of […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

I’m writing this at 3:30 am because, like many folks, my sleep has been severely disrupted during the pandemic, and I’m deeply dispirited. Let us hope, though, that my  ducks and their 17 ducklings are still with us on this Friday, May 15, 2020. (I just checked, and there are many, but it was too […]

Monday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Good morning on Monday, May 11, 2020, and National “Eat What You Want” Day. Of course we always eat what we want, if you take this as a tautology, and, at any rate, why the scare quotes. Are the things we “want” supposed to be the healthy things only? It’s also Hostess Cupcake Day, a […]

Saturday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

It’s Saturday, April 18, and about two more weeks before both broods of ducklings are scheduled to hatch and then leap. It’s National Animal Crackers Day, celebrating a treat greatly beloved when I was a kid: remember the rectangular boxes of “Barnum’s Animals” with the white string? I read that they still make them, but […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

We have a special Easter edition today, with holiday-themed posts. Or so I plan. Welcome to Sunday, April 12, 2020:  National Licorice Day, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day. (That’s a fine holiday for Passover! When I was a kid and we had ham for dinner, my father would always […]

Friday: Hili dialogue (and Mietek monologue)

Welcome to Friday, April 10, 2020; it’s National Cinnamon Roll Day, and boy, could I use one! It’s also American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day (it was founded on April 10, 1866), National Farm Animals Day, Global Work from Home Day (make that a month or two), Siblings Day, Golfer’s Day […]