<strong>Baer</strong> Charlton graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Social Anthropology, monkeyed around for a while, and then proceeded onward with a life of global travel, multi-disciplinary adventure and meeting the memorable array of characters he would come to describe in his writing. <br><strong>He</strong> has ridden things with gears, engines, and sails and made things with wood, leather and metal. He has been stitched back together more times than the average hockey team; his long-suffering wife and an assortment of cats and dogs have nursed him back to health after each surgery. <br> <strong>Baer</strong> knows a lot about a lot of things in this world; history flows through his veins and pours out of him at the slightest provocation. Do not ask him what you may think is a simple question, unless you have the time to hear a fascinating story.