Back in 2007 I spent a lot of time on the road for my day job. I did the math once and discovered that I spent just over 250 nights in hotels that year. Needless to say being on the road that much not only leaves you missing your family, it gets very boring, and gets boring quickly. It was during that stretch of time that I discovered Sherwin Sleeves through the Ron & Fez radio show on what was at the time XM Satellite Radio.
Sherwin released a series of stories titled Atom’s, Motion and the Void which were great company when I was sitting in airports and on planes. If you enjoy great storytelling I would strongly recommend you check it out, I promise that you will enjoy it.
One of the episodes in the series is a Christmas story told by Sherwin where he looks back on a long distant Christmas and how it relates to a tradition he has developed in his present day. It is a very touching story and has become sort of a Christmas tradition in the Wood household.
I am embedding The Christmas Skater by Sherwin Sleeves, with his gracious permission, in this blog post and hope that you will take a little time over the next few days to give it a listen, I really do think you will enjoy it as much as I do.