George Packard on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

George Packard, retired schoolteacher, took a stroll down Wilshire Blvd. He’d walked this stretch of Wilshire Blvd. countless times before. They called it the Miracle Mile area, a euphemism, a PR ploy. Whatever. George Packard just knew that he liked to walk down Wilshire. It was the most city-like of all LA’s streets. George Packard prided himself on his familiarity with the streets and neighborhoods … Continue reading George Packard on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

The Story of the P’s (#7)

Additional Historical Notes By Prof. Robert Dejean I think it interesting to point out at this point in the story that the idea, the image, of a hero who saves the world, saves his people in an act of sacrifice is not a new one. We have on record numerous accounts of exceptional individuals who perform exceptional deeds. Warriors, saints, prophets, and the like. We … Continue reading The Story of the P’s (#7)

The Story of the P’s (#3)

This in the third installment of The Story of the P’s, a serialized science fiction novella. The Grid: More Historical Perspective The achievement of “Grid Unaniminity” via the P’s was only the final stage in a long series of developments. Beginning with the personal player inputs for video games back in the beginning of the 21st century, the consumer, or would-be consumer, was given the … Continue reading The Story of the P’s (#3)

The Story of the P’s (#1)

    The Story of the P’s     with Introduction and Explanatory Notes by             Dr. Lionel Dejean  a short story by Stephen Baum                           Bumbastories Inc. have obtained the following files which we hereby release to public view. They were sent to us by  a retired schoolteacher who calls himself George Packard. Packard claims that these files were transmitted to him via the … Continue reading The Story of the P’s (#1)

George Packard Writes (Intro to Story of the P’s)

George Packard was also a writer. He had several books he was working on, all unfinished. George lacked discipline. All of his mother’s and grandmother’s rules and instructions had gone for naught – all their scoldings and conditions and threats had just passed over his head – or perhaps harmlessly through his youthful grey matter.. In fact George could still remember that, as a child, … Continue reading George Packard Writes (Intro to Story of the P’s)

George Packard on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

George Packard, retired schoolteacher, took a stroll down Wilshire Blvd.  He’d walked this stretch of Wilshire Blvd. countless times before. They called it the Miracle Mile area, a euphemism, a PR ploy. Whatever. George Packard just knew that he liked to walk down Wilshire. It was the most city-like of all LA’s streets. George Packard prided himself on his familiarity with the streets and neighborhoods … Continue reading George Packard on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

George Packard Rides Again

Chapter VIII All the same, George Packard, retired schoolteacher, would think back on his past from time to time as most men do. And, as he sat in the large library reading room holding in his lap a book written by Einstein on the theory of relativity, he thought back on his past kindly. That is to say, with affection. It had been a very … Continue reading George Packard Rides Again

George Packard and Family

Chapter VII It was in juxtaposition to his father that George was compelled to view his mother and the rest of the family. He felt, much like his father must have felt, that he would just rather not deal with them at all. And that, in actuality, they could and would manage better without him most of the time. Furthermore that – once he was … Continue reading George Packard and Family

George Packard Series

Chapter V George Packard unpacked his lunch and ate it with a Starbucks in the park outside the library. Another day, another dollar. George Packard was getting used to the idea of being retired. No more need to produce, or to make money. He didn’t really need that much money any more. His pension was more than sufficient. Now that he was retired he used … Continue reading George Packard Series