Personal

Outside of my professional career, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and two (usually) happy and hilarious children.bodie_family_easter_2017_cropped

I also read a great deal, including too many insipid social media postings, and I am still trying to get through all of the “classics” purchased over the years (nineteenth century lit is still my favorite); however, much of that pursuit has been tabled, as I work to finish my PhD in Rhetoric, Discourse & Writing Studies at ODU (Go Monarchs!).  In addition to reading the works of others, I also have made some attempts at the creative process myself in the form of poetry (hey, I didn’t say they were great attempts).

What’s more, I listen to music—and plenty of it—as the constantly streaming Spotify account on my computer might indicate. Beyond just listening, I’ve been actively involved in performing music as a percussionist since age nine, but I have been on hiatus from any regular jam sessions since parental duties took over years ago.  In the meantime, I tinker around with piano and acoustic guitar and can plunk or pluck out enough chords to amble my way through a few pop tunes.  That said, I tell my wife that my next career of choice will be rock-star.  She laughs, and the kids tell me I’m too old, but hey, stranger things have happened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Personal

  1. Matthew,
    This is Stephen Glazier (Fifth Ave Baptist and Keswick – Liz Piquets cousin). I am on a long boring regulatory call and randomly typed Keswick into my Linked In filter. Your face popped up and took me down memory lane! I hope you are well. I saw your personal website and noticed that your dad passed away. I am sorry to hear that. Both of my parents are now gone. My Dad 13 years ago and my mom this year. Never easy, no matter how old you are. It was a pleasure to see your family smiling in the picture on your site. I have 4 boys ranging from 28 down to 17 and a wife who is a high school and college teacher here in Colorado. I sure miss the good old days sometimes. I hope you are well. If you want to feel free to reply. If not, I totally understand. It was a pleasure for me just to see you on your site.

    • Great to hear from you, Stephen! It’s been a long time, but the memories run deep. Who can forget basketball, Kulaqua, and swim parties at your childhood home? Your parents were wonderfully dedicated folks to both the church and school. I’m sorry to hear both have passed. Dad had non-alcoholic-related liver disease for years, but the cancer only showed up recently and took him in just a little over a year. Regarding our family, the kids are now 18 and 14 (the photo is a bit old; I’m afraid to say). It sounds like your family has brought much happiness and success (good for you). Ours certainly has, too. I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

  2. Are you Matthew Marshall Bodie? I am looking for his parents and Google is no help today! I have news concerning Adrienne’s cousin

    • Hi Nancy, sorry; that is not me, but I have been mistaken for him a few times over the years. We both used to live in St. Petersburg, but I am not there, nor do I think he is any longer. Good luck with your search.

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