February Magazine

Welcome to February, the shortest month of the year with just 28 days. Well… sometimes 29. You know…. every four years there’s a leap year – except for every even numbered century year, when the leap year is omitted – in accordance with a 13th century Papal order! In order to keep the Easter holiday in line with the seasons. Easter Sunday has to be … Continue reading February Magazine

Breaking News: Trump Nominates Himself President

George Packard had a scoop. Breaking News. George was going to be the first with this story. It was a scoop! George Packard, roving reporter for Bumbastories, said to himself, “Oh boy! I finally have a scoop. Bumba will be happy”. Moving with great speed, as only a roving reporter can, George raced down to the Bumbastories office to file his story. That Donald Trump … Continue reading Breaking News: Trump Nominates Himself President

Superstition, Religion, and Lucky Numbers

“Hey George, do you believe in lucky numbers?” George Packard, retired schoolteacher and ace roving reporter for Bumbastories, slowly laid his pencil down onto a large sheet of paper filled with elaborate doodles titled “The Big Scoop”. The Bumbastories newsroom and suite of offices was quiet this late Thursday afternoon. “Huh?” he responded at last. Leaning back in his chair he added, “Well heck, Bumba, … Continue reading Superstition, Religion, and Lucky Numbers

George Packard Rides Again, The Key to the Highway, and More Bus-Inspired Scribblings

Yes. George Packard was on the move. Racing and careening, Travelin hard Along with the #20 bus Down ol’ Wilshire Blvd. ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭ George was very pleased to be writing for Bumbastories again, especially since Bumba had abandoned that Monday Magazine format. Some magazine! Nobody read it anyway. Poor Bumba! Boo hoo. As for himself, George was relieved to shelve, at least temporarily, his journalistic ambition … Continue reading George Packard Rides Again, The Key to the Highway, and More Bus-Inspired Scribblings

The Bumbastories Sunday Magazine Section

The Bumbastories Weekly Magazine – Sunday Edition HUH??? What’s this? First you say it’s an Every Day Another Story blog. Now you’re talking once a week? What’s the story, Bumba? The following is a once-a-week literary (well, not so literary), humorous (funny might be too strong a word), illumunating and enlightening (Hey, take it easy!) magazine sort of blog with a couple of informative articles, … Continue reading The Bumbastories Sunday Magazine Section

George Packard, Roving Reporter, Covers the Beverly Hills Beat

George Packard, who as roving reporter sometimes roves as far as five km from his apartment, was roving in the city of Beverly Hills the other day and sent in the following update on the famed Beverly Hills Post Office building and the just completed (or nearly-completed, it’s hard to tell) Beverly Hills Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Recently opened to view after a long period … Continue reading George Packard, Roving Reporter, Covers the Beverly Hills Beat

AISOTB #32: As George Packard Sat On The Bus

As George Packard, roving reporter for Bumbastories, sat on the bus he thought back fondly to when he was a young man in his 20’s. He recalled how startled and upset  he had been when he first observed that many people in America lived their lives and modelled their behavior after television characters. These people seemed to impersonate television actors; they were modelling their behavior … Continue reading AISOTB #32: As George Packard Sat On The Bus

The As I Sat On the Bus Invitational #17 ——–Gonna Sing These Blues

Ah, to sing A story like Ulysses’: A man Cast upon the shore Rescued again by graceful Athena of the grey eyes For some read-along music, here’s a fun one I keep playing with: Click to hear Bumba accompanied by Preston Maybank, recorded a few days ago. On with our story ……………………While Odysseus brave and resourceful was roving the great sea wine-colored, our very own … Continue reading The As I Sat On the Bus Invitational #17 ——–Gonna Sing These Blues

The As I Sat On The Bus Invitational #7

This week Bumba is exercising some artistic freedom with the As I Sat On The Bus Invitational. He is exchanging the bus for a bicycle, and hopes that no one has any serious objections. Please submit your own As I Sat On The Bus stories and photos, poems and songs in the comments section. Good luck and have a pleasant ride and a good week! … Continue reading The As I Sat On The Bus Invitational #7

An ‘As George Packard Sat On The Bus’ Story

OK. OK. Just to show you how simple it is to start a short piece with “As I sat on the bus….” here’s one by our friend George Packard. (Bumba and myself sometimes call on George Packard to help us out with these stories) George Packard, retired schoolteacher, sat on the bus. George Packard was headed to the library where perhaps he would scribble some … Continue reading An ‘As George Packard Sat On The Bus’ Story