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Matthew's Earlier Blog Attempts

I cannot access these two blogs, as I do not have access to the old email account or the passwords any longer.  Oh well, live and learn! I created both of them in 2009.


The Blogs...

Selected Poetry

This one is some of my poetry. If you follow the link, you will see that it says I am a widower, and at the time that was the case. I am now blessedly married to Suzanne! At any rate...
Selected Poems by Matthew E. Forman

My Earliest Days in the Classroom

This was my other attempted blog, roughly the same time frame, which was a requirement for one of my courses at Middle Tennessee State University. This dealt with my introduction to student teaching and internships. We'll call this one Wandering the Halls of Academia Take One.

Geno's Passover Musings....


Le Luxe Anti-Aging is a blog from our daughter, Laura Gottschall. Laura is a Licensed Esthetician and Laser Technician. Here is The Affordable Treatment for Aging Skin

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