"Raymond H. Ramsay was born in Manitoba, Canada, and grew up on a Red River Valley farm in North Dakota, the son of a beekeeper. Since 1953 he has been a resident of central Berkeley, California Bohemia, and from 1965 to 1969 wrote the 'Roving Ratfink' column for the Berkeley Barb
. A pipe-smoking, beer-drinking cat-fancier, wrestling buff and Scrabble champion, Ramsay specialized in early English travel literature while a student at Concordia College, Missouri, but has most recently turned to acting and appears in the movie Roseland
"--author bio from Raymond H. Ramsay's No Longer on the Map
, a book about geographical myths.