December Magazine

Hail December! The Twelfth month! Hail to the number twelve. Three cheers (four times) for the ol’ 12, the number on the top of the clock!! The word twelve, whose early English-Germanic roots derive from “two left”, or two left over after counting to ten, completes a certain cycle for us. After twelve o’clock we start to count the hours again. Twice every day we count … Continue reading December Magazine

Hey it’s another Tri-Centennial November Magazine

OK. It’s November and here comes yet another of those Bumbastories Numbers things. “Oh, no,” you say. “Oh, yes,” says I. “November is definitely the eleventh month. And we’re definitely going to do another march through the numbers thing” Officially – and we try to be perfectly transparent with you here – eleven should not be included in any  Bumbastories’ March Through the Numbers thing, … Continue reading Hey it’s another Tri-Centennial November Magazine

The Annual Bumbastories Tri-Centennial September Magazine

Welcome to September. Yikes. Time flies when you’re having a good time, and even when you’re not. September is the ninth month, and nine is a beautiful number. Three threes. The number nine signifies completion. After nine, in our counting system, you hit 10, and you have to “carry over” and start a new column. From there, it’s just a matter of recycling the same … Continue reading The Annual Bumbastories Tri-Centennial September Magazine

Another Old Song, Another Sorry Lament: St. James Infirmary

You’ll forgive me for singing another sad song. You can’t blame me. There I was in the beginning of the summer thinking that we were finally going to come out of this covid mess, and maybe finally get back to living normally and doing all those things we said we wanted to do. But no. It wasn’t in the cards. It seems a variant slipped … Continue reading Another Old Song, Another Sorry Lament: St. James Infirmary