Feb 222010

If you missed Bode Miller’s flawless slalom run in the super combined yesterday, find it. Watch it. The word ‘breathtaking’ comes to mind.

I love watching Bode for lots of reasons. First off, even though he doesn’t know it, we’re neighbors. In addition, he grew up in a log cabin in northern New Hampshire — with no indoor plumbing or electricity and was home schooled for his first few grades. As someone who thinks about the impact of childhood experiences on adult successes, I wonder which of his gifts were ‘planted’ there.

The media categorization of Bode’s Vancouver performance as ‘redemption’ is almost boring. What’s new and lovely and delightful is watching fellow Granite-stater Bode Miller absolutely glow when reporters ask him about his young daughter, Dacey. That’s the real gold.



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