Today was the longest day of the journey. I started off from northern Montana around 10:00 in the morning and didn’t stop driving until I reached Wyoming at 1:00 AM. Along the way I was able to stop, find WIFI, make a bunch of calls, and find an amazing person to interview in Bozeman, Montana. All in all, it was about 12 hours of driving. Yikes. But it was worth it!
I interviewed Ken Speers. He was born and raised in a small town in Montana. He has an incredible story. Ken realized he was gay at a young age, but stayed in the closet. Homosexuality didn’t fit in well with the cowboy culture. He joined the Navy and was in the department that would research the backgrounds of people that were applying for classified positions. His job was to find out if these people had any skeletons in their closet. During the week, he would kick people out of the military for being gay and doing drugs. Then, on the weekends, he was meeting up with guys and doing drugs himself. It ripped him apart.
Ken went into a downward spiral before coming out and getting sober. Since turning his life around, he has become a beautiful person and a true inspiration. He is now making a difference in people’s lives by working at a recovery house in Bozeman, Montana. He is also an amazing artist.
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🙂 Hello Greg, its pretty ironic you two came full circle. Could have saved each other a lot of heart ache and knocks if you’d have met up earlier, but thats our lives huh???? Hope all is well for you. The wedding was fabulous!! The guys came in our round about drive on Motor cycles, parked and got into place. Then me and my bridesmaids came in on our horse drawn carraige and pulled up and went down the aisle. It was great!!! Jim’s a wonderful man, wish we would have met earlier to! Its nice now though! … my horse runs again tomarrow. She has won 1 and 2 second places and 1 4th so far this year. And Bud (True Music) had his 1st out and took 4th out of 10 or so. Good year so far. Randi
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