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

As Marcus Sat On the Bus (#18 in the As I Sat On The Bus Invitational)

Marcus put away the letter he was writing. He would be mailing that letter as it was, handwritten. He didn’t want to mess it up. Because now he was on the #218 bus. He continued to write, though. Only not so neatly. He would write for the Bumbastories As I Sat On The Bus Invitational. It sounded like a very prestigious and significant Invitational. He … Continue reading As Marcus Sat On the Bus (#18 in the As I Sat On The Bus Invitational)

Is Los Angeles a Beautiful City?

After he saw the short film Parallel Avenue, George Packard sat on the #28 bus and looked out at the streets passing by. Was LA a beautiful city? George wasn’t so sure. Certainly, compared to other cities in the world, L.A. was not among the most beautiful. But it was beautiful enough. There were beaches, and the mountains were never too far away, thought George. The streets at times had a beauty … Continue reading Is Los Angeles a Beautiful City?

Comments From The Stone Age

Getting old. It’s a source of anxiety for many of us. How to grow old gracefully. How to stay young and energetic. How to avoid the whole mess altogether! Hoping to provide some perspective, Bumbastories surrepticiously – and very sneakily we might add – recorded some off-the-cuff comments made by some of our oldest senior citizens. Actually these old fellas are not officially American citizens. … Continue reading Comments From The Stone Age

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