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

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

The Bumbastories’ Semi-Annual August Magazine

Happy August. Happy eighth month of the year! For your information, 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, 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 … Continue reading The Bumbastories’ Semi-Annual August Magazine