Steve Perrin has published and illustrated four books about Mount Desert Island, Maine, where he lives, and three books on consciousness. An active environmentalist, he has devoted much of the past thirty years to the study of Taunton Bay, an estuary ten miles north of Bar Harbor. In everything he does, he sees himself as a wayfarer building his life one project at a time. He is a lifelong learner, now focused on consciousness to avoid leading an unexamined life and dying an unexamined death.