The Greatest Gift

This appeared in the December 2010 issue of SKI mag. It’s a decent perspective giver if you’re feeling the stress of the buying season. The Greatest Gift By Edie Thys Morgan We have developed a tradition in our house at Christmas. Every year the kids ask for a Wii, and every year they don’t get one. This is not because we are the meanest parents in the world (though on some days we’d easily get … » read more

The Best of the Worst

So, this article went to Ski Racing and I think it ended up on their website. For anyone who ever wondered “what happened?” in ’88, here’s at least part of the answer. The Best of the Worst Here’s a safe prediction: The US Ski Team will like Vancouver better than Calgary. By Edie Thys Morgan My claim to fame, should I ever be desperate enough to want one, is that I was the best US … » read more

T-shirt update

So, that t-shirt I was talking about in the last post? It made prime time last Saturday at the end of that USST promo film (Truth in Motion I think?). It was Tommy Ford signing it for the kids. Guess what young gun made the Oly team? Yep. And he was our first autograph. Of course, my back made the film for a half second which was truly exciting.

Making Monsters

It’s that time of year again…hammer time. This year has been a total flashback. First I found myself in Soelden, Austria, back at the Hotel Regina, site of my first US Ski Team trip to Europe. The food is a lot better now but the freshly spread fields smell exactly the same. It was nice not to be playing soccer in them with 20 bloodthirsty women. At the end of the trip we watched the … » read more

This Is It? I Think Not.

Michael Jackson Moments: At Our House the Beat (It) Goes On. I remember the Tuesday afternoon when Elvis died. It was “Elvis week on the Three O’clock Movie, so I had actually been watching Blue Hawaii when the 3:30 news update told of the King’s demise. Even though I was just a kid, I knew it was a big deal. So I was somewhat surprised that when Michael Jackson–our modern day Elvis–died suddenly, my kids … » read more

Miracle on Mascoma Street

This ran in the local paper. I hope it’ll make you smile or feel a bit warm and fuzzy. The Miracle on Mascoma St. By Edie Thys Morgan I have many lists in the kitchen, but only one has a title. “The Lost” is a growing tally of mysterious disappearances that I truly mourn. Included are things like my hockey skates that were new last year, one son’s down jacket and the other son’s camera, … » read more