Upon a Blue Moon

31 Aug

Tonight will be the second full moon of the month of August.   When that happens it’s called a Blue Moon, not because of color but because it’s a bit rare to have multiple full moons in the same month.  In fact, it won’t happen again until July 2015.  Hence the phrase “once in a blue moon,” which refers to something special.

Ironically, I received today a note from author Rita Mae Brown telling me she found my book “delightful, funny, and a touch sly.” Kudos indeed from a humorist of her reputation!   I met her earlier in the month when she was in Rehoboth promoting her new book Sneaky Pie for President, and I had the opportunity to present her with a copy of The Discreet Charms of a Bourgeois Beach Town.  It had been more than two decades since she was last in Rehoboth.

So what does this have to do with a Blue Moon?  Well, in her note she references the Blue Moon bar and tonight’s Blue Moon.  How rare that her note arrived today, “upon a blue moon.”

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