If you missed the initial post that ignited the flurry of e-mail and (on my part) fan-boy gushing, here’s the link to the initial blog entry where I wrote up some thoughts about an amazing book that I happened to stumble upon one fateful day while perusing my favorite used book store. The day after posting this particular entry the author of the book contacted me and offered to sign my copy his book.
I was shocked. Nay…I was stunned that William Drake took the time to not only respond to my post, but he generously offered to sign my copy of his book and even wrote to me in a follow-up e-mail catching me up on what he was currently up to. Man, let me be the first one to say that Mr. Drake is not only a gentleman and scholar, but a damn fine human being to boot.
Sir, you have made the wife’s and my Christmas card list ’till the end of time. And lemme tell ya, that’s not the easiest list to get on
Bill, I am in your debt. It’s the rare breed that stands apart from the herd offering to do what most other people would not given the choice and the chance. You’ve shown your true quality, and for that I offer my most humble thanks.