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Ray Speckman has spent the largest part of his entire life traveling the roads less traveled, smelling each rose (and yes an occasional dandelion) he passes.
He admits to being nosey and his brain is like a sponge always wanting more information.
He is a widower. He has two children.
Ray lived at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks for many years where he was involved in the newspaper and radio business, taught at Columbia College at the lake, owned a restaurant and was involved in many philantrophic and community activities.
Ray also produced and hosted a decade long television program, Ozark Daze on the Columbia, Missouri NBC affilliate, KOMU-TV. Ray also produced historically based documentaries for regional and national distribution.
Today he resides near the Lake with a widow, Joyce Mitchell who he smiles and refers to as "my sugar momma." He also says they live "comfortably in sin as mature grandparents."
Together they have a boutique shop that also sells antiques and wines in Versailles, Missouri.
Ray and Joyce travel extensively and together enjoy the backroads and new people, places and opportunities together.
Ray is compiling, updating and discovering new adventures for his continuing work of Ebooks that has published now on Amazon/Kindle and Smashwords.
He also has published Ebooks "Stranger in the Mirror" detailing the strength of his wife Marti as she struggled with cancer.