Bart Bare brings a perspective both broad and deep to the written page. Bart retired as a college educator after twenty-seven years, and elected to follow an ancient Chinese adage which holds that the retiree, rather than stop working, must take on a completely new life: New profession, friends, activities, and orientation. Writing is Bart’s second life work, which he does in his home at Blue Moon Gap on the Eastern Slopes of Grandfather Mountain just west of Blowing Rock, NC. Bart and Caroline, his wife of thirty-nine years, enjoy their wooded mountain vista, along with a houseful of dogs and cats, and fields teeming with wildlife. His hobbies are bee-keeping, reading, and walking mountain paths with his wife.