Take Five: The Bumbastories Penta-Centennial May Magazine

Welcome to the merry month of May! Spring has arrived. As an iconoclast who thinks about these kind of things, I’m still not really sure why it is that people like the Spring so much. But clearly they do. It’s a pretty universal thing, this affection for the spring season. And people especially favor the month of May. “And why shouldn’t they?” you ask. “It’s … Continue reading Take Five: The Bumbastories Penta-Centennial May Magazine

Tri-Centennial March Magazine

03/01/22 Happy March! Happy Third Month of the Gregorian Calendar! Hurray for the Three! The Triad! The Triangle! The Holy Trinity! The Three Graces……. Hey, everybody loves the three. Three is the charm. The Two (the number two, the concept of duality) splits unity (the One) into our world of opposites: life and death, present or absent, matter and energy, up and down, back and … Continue reading Tri-Centennial March Magazine

Middle of February Magazine

This decade’s first Middle of the month of magazine features A section on books I’ve been reading, or the answer to the question: “What have you been reading?” A section on music, or the answer to the question: “What have you been listening to recently?” A report about a meeting between George Packard and Bumba, or the answer to the question: “Who cares about any … Continue reading Middle of February Magazine

Semi-Annual October Magazine

Semi-Annual Bumbastories October Magazine Yet another salute to the number 10, October being the tenth calendar month. Ten Ten. It’s the number of fingers on our two hands, and the basis of our number system – which only uses nine numerals after all, plus a zero. Once we get to ten, we need to re-use the numerals, always counting up to the next ten: 20, … Continue reading Semi-Annual October Magazine

Another Old Song, Another Sorry Lament: St. James Infirmary

You’ll forgive me for singing another sad song. You can’t blame me. There I was in the beginning of the summer thinking that we were finally going to come out of this covid mess, and maybe finally get back to living normally and doing all those things we said we wanted to do. But no. It wasn’t in the cards. It seems a variant slipped … Continue reading Another Old Song, Another Sorry Lament: St. James Infirmary