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

Take Five: The Bumbastories Penta-Centennial May Magazine

Welcome to the merry month of May! Spring has arrived. As a troubled iconoclast who thinks about these kind of things, I’m 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 like the month of May. “And why shouldn’t they?” you ask. May … Continue reading Take Five: The Bumbastories Penta-Centennial May Magazine

Masks, Double Masks, and Getting Used to It

Dr Fauci says it ain’t a bad idea to double mask. Yikes! Double masking! It’s been a year already that we’re wearing masks. And what a year it’s been. Yikes again. With the politics. Yikes, what a mess. I mean, insurrections don’t happen every day. We’re still going through that challenge. These are difficult times. And this pandemic is not over. So, in regard to … Continue reading Masks, Double Masks, and Getting Used to It

Admission of Error

Bumbastories Magazine and the entire Bumbastories staff want to apologize for last week’s post about feeling happy and normal again. True, the Inaugural was beautiful, almost an epiphany.True that Biden and his staff are primed for the job, capable of leading the country out of its morass. True that there was cause for optimism last week that we were done with Trump, and the pall … Continue reading Admission of Error

A Bumbastories BREAKING NEWS exclusive: Bumba to receive Cabinet post!

Bumbastories Magazine has learned that President-elect Joe Biden has offered Stephen A. Bumba, editor of Bumbastories, a choice advisory role – perhaps a Cabinet post – in the new Biden administration. In an exclusive interview with roving reporter George Packard, Bumba revealed that over the past six months he had sent several letters to Biden that detailed critical policy initiatives and reforms. Yesterday, he received … Continue reading A Bumbastories BREAKING NEWS exclusive: Bumba to receive Cabinet post!