Stephen Baum, writer and amateur musician, A.K.A. Bumba, was born in the Bronx in 1948, and was educated at City College of NY and Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Bumba plans to share his songs and stories on this bumbastories blog. He hopes his love for country music, the blues, and jazz can be shared over cyberspace, and hopes to bring a smile here and there. On the blog is info on his two novels, a bunch of little stories, some poems, lotsa songs, and whatever else comes up. Why he keeps referring to himself in the third person, though, is a puzzling phenomenon, and frankly one which has us a bit concerned.