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 … Continue reading December Magazine

Political Blues

It’s rough following politics. Sometimes I think I can’t take it anymore. For most of my life I’ve followed politics, dare I say, religiously. I’ve watched the news on PBS and read the newspaper daily (well, the sports section anyway) for thirty or forty years. I’ve volunteered a bit with the Democratic Party, and knocked on some doors. These last four years, of course, the … Continue reading Political Blues

A Bumbastories BREAKING NEWS exclusive: Bumba to receive Cabinet post!

Bumbastories Magazine has learned that President-elect Joe Biden has offered Stephen A. Bumba, editor of Bumbastories, a choice advisory role – perhaps a Cabinet post – in the new Biden administration. In an exclusive interview with roving reporter George Packard, Bumba revealed that over the past six months he had sent several letters to Biden that detailed critical policy initiatives and reforms. Yesterday, he received … Continue reading A Bumbastories BREAKING NEWS exclusive: Bumba to receive Cabinet post!

Hey it’s another Bi-annual November (tally up those votes!) Magazine

OK. It’s November and here comes yet another Bumbastories monthly report/March through the Numbers thing. “Oh, no,” you say. “Oh, yes”, says I. “And we’re definitely going to do another march through the numbers thing” For the Americans there’s an additional message this month, which is that you have to vote and do what you can to get other people to vote. We’ve been talking … Continue reading Hey it’s another Bi-annual November (tally up those votes!) Magazine

I’m Worried Now…. But I Won’t Be Worried Long

I know I’ve posted this song before, but it should be no great secret that Bumba, the editor of this wanna-be magazine, is one lazy son of a you know what. The Bumbastories Magazine staff – all of them imaginary alter-egos for Bumba by the way – are also a sorry collection of empty coconuts. So what we’re trying to get to is that every … Continue reading I’m Worried Now…. But I Won’t Be Worried Long