"John Naka's Response to Designing Dwarfs"

       On Nov. 26, 1997, two complimentary copies of the new book Designing Dwarfs in the Desert were mailed to John Naka, one of the teachers to whom the work is dedicated and about whom it was written.  His response inside a holiday card, postmarked Dec. 19, 1997, is as follows:

Dear Robert,
My very best wishes to you and your family for
a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  May
1998 be a wonderful and healthy year for you.
I should thanked you for those books you sent me.
They were wonderful and I am very please to
see so much of my past fast track in them.
Once again, thank you very much.
Sincerely, John

The card is, of course, framed and hanging on the wall above my computer desk.