Nonfiction
6:32 am
Wed June 25, 2014

60 Years Later, He Started Writing

Richard Geary
Richard Geary

Newspaper columnist and Montana rancher, Richard Geary, talks about rural culture then and now, and reads some of his essays.

Richard Geary is the eldest of the fourth generation to operate the family ranch in Helmville, Montana. The property was homesteaded by his great grandfather in 1867, and the original farm in Ireland is still in the family.  Richard acts as bookkeeper for the ranch, while his brother is responsible for the actual management. 

Geary began writing weekly columns for the Silver State Post in Deer Lodge, Montana, in 2013, when he was 66 years old. He's now published by the Philipsburg Mail , also.  And the Missoulian runs a bi-weekly column of his.

The music in this program was written and performed by John Floridis.

The Write Question blog
The Write Question on Facebook
The Write Question podcast