A Christmas Story
What to Get Someone for Christmas If You Love Them
My friend Greg Swann has a special gift for you this year. A series of stories that pull together some of the oddest and most memorable stories about Christmas you’re ever likely to read.
These are the stories, all of which have been published here in various versions over the years:
The Season’s Greetings
A Dumpster Diver’s Christmas
A Canticle for Kathleen Sullivan
A Future More Vivid
A Father for Christmas
Merry Christmas, Princess Peach
A Costco Family Christmas
How to Slay Dragons
Courtney at the Speed of Life
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)This review is from: Christmas at the speed of life… (Kindle Edition)
I’m pretty lucky because I’ve know Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie for five years now. He’s an underground hero, a champion of reason, and a shining example of Man pursuing greatness. You normally couldn’t find Willie in a “straight” place, like Amazon.com. Willie graces the interwebs, sharing parables, fables, and real-life fiction…all written with two purposes: to educate and to entertain. Today, right here, right now, you have a chance to meet Willie, in all of his best tales, in this one anthology.
I know Willie but I’ve never met him. I’ve never met him but I SEE him every day, week, and month. Willie the Jesuit sits next to me at Church, and badgers me at brunch about my sins. Willie the Humanist invites me speak to little kids like adults: teaching them, coaching them, and helping them to understand how special they truly are. Willie the Philosopher chides me for selling myself short, encourages me when I’m down, and reminds me that Splendor starts in the space between my ears.
William F.X. O’Connell (Willie’s straight name) will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think…oh how he makes you think… when you read his stories. Willie will take you dumpster diving, have you confront slothful hedonists, dance with Princesses in the backyard, wrestle with former Presidents, bring redemption to repentant killers, and never leave you satisfied. When you finish one of Willie’s stories, you’ll be yearning for more.
This may be the best dollar you spend this Christmas. Buy it for everyone you love.
Merry Christmas Willie! (I can’t bring myself to address you formally)