Thanos Pipilis was born in Athens, and, as a child, he heartily played in the Athenian Champ de Mars, Pedion tou Areos, (at a time when children were still able to walk freely there) and in the north suburban of Kifisia, where he spent his summers. He studied Medicine at the University of Athens and after he completed his national service and his mandatory rural practice, he specialized in Cardiology, attending graduate studies at London and at Oxford. Since 1992 he has been working in Athens. This is the first time he attempts to write something other than a scientific paper.