Monday, September 28, 2015

What the Blood Moon Really Means

My daughter was the first in the family to spot the moon rise above the mountains and seemingly drip blood over the tops and down the sides like a giant sundae with a cherry on top.  

The neighborhood children celebrated in a mad frenzy with grotesque expressions on their faces, running about with no apparent purpose. “How strange and clearly portentous,” thought I. It made me wonder what the deep theological meaning of this Blood Moon could possibly be.

Later, while pondering the ominous sight, I fell into a trance and I heard a voice say, “The Cubs win only once in a Blood Moon.” Then a vision was opened to my view, and I saw the Chicago Cubs win the World Series! After all, their logo looks like a Blood Moon with a blue circle around it! I awoke with a sob in my throat. “If the Cubs become a Wild Card and win the Series,” I conjectured, “the end of the world cannot be far behind.”  

Even so, just in case the world doesn’t end, you can take it from me—put your money on the Cubs. Oh, and put a few things aside for an emergency, such as a partial end of the world, and keep living! 


  1. We Red Sox fans certainly waited long enough for our " reverse." How you are a Cubs fan eludes me, Dave; you seem to be a man of truly disparate interests and loyalties! May the cosmic entities of baseball justice (or karma, or whatever) reward your affections. I cannot imagine anything surpassing the Red Sox' 0 + 3 come-from-behind to quash the New York "evil empire" in 2004.Take heart, Dave: those 2004 "Idiots" started the post-season from a wild card berth. 2300 miles East of you, I will support you and root for the Cubs.

    Ironically, we New Englanders now have our own "evil empire" -- the Patriots! Talk about "rich in irony..."

    1. Randy, I remember well the Bosox winning four in a row against the Yankees--what could be sweeter for a Boston fan? I think most fans hold some affection for the Cubbies--they're the cute puppies of baseball. Besides, isn't it American to root for the underdog, or undercub, in this case? :-)