I stumbled upon an article written by David Spillers, a friend of mine from Arkansas. It was an article about his "Coming Out of the Closet" experiences -- which I played in a brief but pivotal role, just enough to jolt him to think harder in handling the situations in an effective manner.
Suffice to say, Spillers and I am still good friends today.
Oh, by the way, Knoxville sucks. And let me guess, the Sunsphere is still closed, eh?