Lately, good things happen in my life. As a matter of fact it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to tag the current period as “a series of fortunate events”. Therefore, since I haven’t updated my blog for some time now, be prepared for a combo of “good things happen to my life” posts.

Today’s article has to do with a “late Christmas present” I received some days ago. Miss Kathryn Borel’s “Corked, a memoir” (if you don’t know what I am talking about have a look here). To cut a long story short Kathryn kindly sent me a copy of her first book as a gift. I’ve already started reading it and, as expected, it is a really interesting work. Want to know what the best part is? It is signed! (you can find exhibits below…).

NOTE: For my Greek friends that may not be proficient with handwritten English…

“dearest apostolos, you are and always will be my very first greek fan. i hope you like the book, even though it is highly undemocratic and is without math … things I know greeks value the most. kathryn borel”

SUBNOTE: By “even though it is highly undemocratic and is without math …” Kathryn refers to a comment she made the very first time we spoke that she is fond of Greece which she has affiliated with Democracy, Math and the Olympic Games

NOTE (2): The date is November 17th, 2009 so it wasn’t actually a late Christmas present, just came from far, far away 🙂

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