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

More on Measurement

When it comes to measurement, there’s a lot more to talk about. Everything gets measured nowadays. So, you hafta know your numbers, kids. “Ah!” you object, “Not everything has a number. Not everything can be measured. What about love? What about beauty? What about that feeling that you get sometimes when..you know, sometimes….well…. you know what I mean.” Yes, I know what you mean. Still, … Continue reading More on Measurement

Cheer Up

Side By Side is one of those old-fashioned, unabashedly optimistic songs, which we  hope can cheer you up, especially if you song along. “Oh, we ain’t got a barrel of money/maybe we’re ragged and funny…etc, etc.”. It’s kinda schlocky. I must’ve heard it a million times on TV when I was a kid, because I still know all the words. I used to play it … Continue reading Cheer Up

George Packard on Masks: Getting Used to It

George Packard was getting used to it. This wearing a mask. Indeed he was forcing himself to get used to it. Because he (and everybody else, too) would need to be wearing face coverings of some sort nearly all the time for another year or so. Everybody needed to wear masks. And to keep distance. And to stay out of crowds and closed spaces. So, … Continue reading George Packard on Masks: Getting Used to It

George Packard and the Truth about Breaking News Stories

George Packard, roving reporter for Bumbastories set once again out in search of a scoop, a BREAKING NEWS story. Let it be known that George W. Packard was as intrepid a roving reporter as you’re likely to find. When it came to intrepidness and sheer roving ability George Packard was second to none. The problem was that whenever he hopped on his bicycle George headed … Continue reading George Packard and the Truth about Breaking News Stories