I am now the proud mother of a blogger! My son Craig, who is an 18 year old ski racer spending his “gap year” between high school and college out west training and competing in ski races, is now blogging. “Slowly but Surely, Getting Faster” is the name of his blog. He is chronicling his experiences driving from Maine to Colorado with six pairs of skis, then training and competing in national races around the western states and in Canada.
He used blogspot.com, not wordpress.com, which is the platform I chose for this blog. But that’s OK. He’s his own person…..and he’s even hosting ads on his blog through Google Adwords. Good for him! He figured this out on his own, and he is on his way to professional blogging.
Please visit his blog and leave a comment to encourage him on his path to skiing and blogging fame! Click on the ads, too, to help drive some traffic to his advertisers. Thanks for your support. Ski racing is an expensive pursuit.
My 17 year old son Craig recently won third place in an international video competition related to his sociology class at Carrabassett Valley Academy which is taught by Eric Chamberlin. The competition relates to the book “The World is Flat“ by Thomas Friedman. I think this project is a great example of how teachers around the world can bring students together via the Web to work collaboratively. Check out his video on YouTube. I may be partial since I am his mom, but I think it is very clever. And he composed the music himself on his computer, too! Continue reading
Many of you know that my family is heavily involved in skiing and ski racing. My son Craig, who is 16 years old, has qualified for the JII Nationals in Aspen, Colorado. He is heading there tomorrow for ten days. This is quite an accomplishment. The top 20 male and top 20 female skiers aged 15 and 16 from all over the East were selected for this high level competition in Downhill, Super G. Slalom and Giant Slalom. There’s a play by play overview of the Downhill course by U.S. Ski Team member Lindsey Vonn on this website from Ski Racing News. I have a hard time watching because they go so fast. In the Downhill, they will gain speeds of up to 75 to 80 miles per hour on this course. My husband and Craig have been working hard for the past ten days preparing the surfaces of his skis so they are as fast as possible on the race track. Continue reading