The Annual Bumbastories Tri-Centennial September Magazine

Welcome to September again. Labor Day weekend coming up. It’s been one astoundingly difficult year, and one hot summer here in Califonia. Three years ago, back in the 2017 September’s Tri-Centennial magazine, I wrote: “we’re having a heck of a heat spell and fire season here in California. Of course, there are always seasonal fluctuations in the weather, but four consecutive record-high temperature years is … Continue reading The Annual Bumbastories Tri-Centennial September Magazine

The Bumbastories’ Semi-Annual August Magazine

Happy August. Happy eighth month of the year! The month August got its name from the Roman emperor Augustus, who named the month after himself in order to celebrate, er, himself. August means admirable, and reverential, and implies all things good, which is why Augustus, nee Octavius (which already meant the eight man), re-named himself Augustus in the first place. Ol’ Augustus thought Augustus sounded … Continue reading The Bumbastories’ Semi-Annual August Magazine

The Measure of Things: Size matters: the long and the short of it

People always need to measure things. That’s how people are. They like to ask: How much? How many? How far? How long? When we gonna get there? A question from the back of the car. To answer all these questions, numbers were “invented”. The earliest known evidence of human writing or reckoning are regularly spaced notches found on an antler bone from about 15,000 years … Continue reading The Measure of Things: Size matters: the long and the short of it

Bumbastories Semi-Annual June Magazine, Special Tri-Centennial Re-Post

Welcome to June, the sixth month. Spring is here, pandemic or not. And, as they say, summer is hard on spring’s heels. So, I certainly hope that summer is watching her step! I sincerely hope everyone is watching their step. Because these are strange days, my friend. Nevertheless and all the same, June is the sixth month, and Bumbastories is again obliged to celebrate the … Continue reading Bumbastories Semi-Annual June Magazine, Special Tri-Centennial Re-Post

The Bumbastories’ Multi-Centennial April Magazine

Hey, it’s April! Spring is here! The robins are singing, and the bells are ringing for me and my gal. It’s time to “spring in the air and jump in the lake”, as Groucho would say. But Grouchoisms aside, and, now that I think of it, T.S. Elliottisms and his “April is the cruelest month” stuff aside too…….All these things aside, and all things considered, … Continue reading The Bumbastories’ Multi-Centennial April Magazine

Tri-Centennial March Mathness Magazine

Happy March! Happy Third Month of the Gregorian Calendar! And being it’s the third month, here’s a salute to the very fine and lovely number three (Watch out below. Here comes the math) Hurray for The Three! The Triad! The Triangle! The Holy Trinity! The Three Graces! Hey, there’s something about the three. It seems that everybody loves the three. Three is the charm. OK. … Continue reading Tri-Centennial March Mathness Magazine

Hey it’s the Tri-Centennial November Magazine

OK. Let’s start this November Magazine with some easy listening. It’s the song Easy Chair or Down in the Easy Chair by Bob Dylan. It was recorded first by the Byrds back in the 70’s. Dylan himself had recorded the song on his unreleased- it was leaked out as an underground record several years later – Basement Tapes with The Band album. Hoagie Carmichael wrote his … Continue reading Hey it’s the Tri-Centennial November Magazine

The Tenth Bi-Quaternary October Magazine (featuring Commemorative Salute to the Number Ten)

Welcome to October, the tenth month, the beautiful Autumn month in our beautiful northern hemisphere, and likewise the beautiful Spring month in the Southern  Hemisphere -where I heard everybody walks around upside down. I suppose they get used to it after a bit. Once again, just like our situation in August, we again have a month named after that Octavius/Augustus guy! It doesn”t seem fair … Continue reading The Tenth Bi-Quaternary October Magazine (featuring Commemorative Salute to the Number Ten)

September Magazine: The Whole Nine Yards

Happy September. Happy 9th month of the year. However, in respect to the number nine I must admit that I there are a number things I just can’t understand. For instance, I just cannot understand the expression “the whole nine yards”. I can get a handle on the whole enchilada (yummy), even the whole kit and kiboodle (it’s a railroad term), but where does the … Continue reading September Magazine: The Whole Nine Yards

The Bumbastories’ August Magazine, or is it Something I Eight?

Happy August. Happy eighth month of the year! The month August got its name from the Roman emperor Augustus, who named the month after himself in order to celebrate, er, himself. August means admirable, and reverential, and implies all things good, which is why Augustus, nee Octavius (which already meant the eight man), re-named himself Augustus in the first place, or is it the second … Continue reading The Bumbastories’ August Magazine, or is it Something I Eight?