Another November Magazine

This month’s magazine features a Politics section, a Sports section, an Arts and Music section, a quick song, and of course one of those March Through the Numbers things about the number Eleven. Politics When my mother was alive we talked about everything, including politics. My mother was never overly involved with politics. She always voted, though, and kept up to date. Family concerns and … Continue reading Another November Magazine

Semi-Annual October Magazine

Semi-Annual Bumbastories October Magazine October being the tenth calendar month, we present yet another salute to the number ten. Ten Ten. It’s the number of fingers on our two hands. Count ’em. Ten is also the basis of our number system – which only uses nine numerals after all, plus a zero. Once we reach ten, we need to re-use the nine numerals, always counting … Continue reading Semi-Annual October Magazine

The Bi-Centennial Annual Bumbastories September Magazine

Welcome to September again. Talk about climate change, another steamy Labor Day weekend is predicted for L.A. Its been another hot year out here. Worldwide the signs of climate change are finally so severe (costly) that they cannot be entirely ignored by the politicians. Maybe there will be some progress on reducing emissions someday soon. I still don’t understand why the practice of conserving energy, … Continue reading The Bi-Centennial Annual Bumbastories September Magazine

The Bumbastories’ Octocentennial August Magazine

Happy August. Happy eighth month of the year! The month August is named after the Roman emperor Augustus, who named the month after himself in order to celebrate …er….himself. August means admirable and reverential, august implies all things good. Ol’ Octavius thought Augustus sounded cool. As indeed it is. The August flower is the poppy, and the birthstone for August is the onyx. No. not … Continue reading The Bumbastories’ Octocentennial August Magazine

Another Bumbastories Septo-Millennial July Magazine

Welcome to the month of July, the seventh month. It’s summer for sure. Gonna be a hot one. Covid is still running its course, the horrors in Ukraine continue unabated, the economy is supposedly in trouble, and the Supreme Court and the right wing have exercised their power to take away hard-earned freedoms and to give us more guns. However,  the January 6 Committee’s hearings … Continue reading Another Bumbastories Septo-Millennial July Magazine

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

Welcome to June, the sixth month. Summer of course is hard on spring’s heels. I certainly hope that summer is watching her step! In fact 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 number six, the “perfect number” six. The … Continue reading Bumbastories Semi-Annual June Magazine, Special Tri-Centennial Re-Post

More on the Four

More on the four and don’t ask “What four?” Let’s talk about the symmetry of the four. We see it, we use it all the time. Check out these 4-based tesselations from the Alhambra palace in Grenada. An aside about tesselations: A tesselation is a repeating geometric pattern. Somehow they appeal to our sense of beauty. Indeed they are beautiful. A hundred years ago the … Continue reading More on the Four

Fourth Quaternary April Magazine: Four More

Welcome to the month of April. As they used to say in merry England back in the 14th century…… When that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghe of March hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich liccur Of which vertu has engendered is the flour……. Happy April. Happy Spring. And since April is the fourth month of the calendar year, … Continue reading Fourth Quaternary April Magazine: Four More

February Magazine

Oh no, it’s February already. Yikes. Time flies when you’re having a good time – and it also flies when you’re not. It’s Black history month, which usually means very little, but this year, Black history month will become a focus or victim of the culture wars – with bomb threats and who knows what. These are definitely dire times. President’s Day is celebrated in … Continue reading February Magazine

The January Magazine, Tri-Holocene Édition

Happy New Year! Happy 2022! May the New Year bring us all good health and all good tidings. January is the first month of the Julian calendar year, and it is once again incumbent on this reporter to put together one of those Bumbastories’ Walk thru the Numbers/Mathematics for Dummies things for the number 1. Tying One on In our March Through the Numbers here … Continue reading The January Magazine, Tri-Holocene Édition