Baer 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. He 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. Baer 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.