>For years, I've said that a Cubs victory in the World Series is a sign of the apocalypse. We have a potential global financial meltdown just over the horizon. The Cubs are about to begin the first round of playoffs...

I'm conflicted. I so want to the Cubs to win, although I wouldn't mind an end to the horrific acid reflux that torments me at this moment, maybe the end of the world is overkill. Seriously folks, I'm not ready for the world to end. I've got a few books opportunities in the pipeline, I want to savor another Mars bar, and I have never visited Spain.