As a Christian, musician and music educator there I have many interests. I also enjoy reading and learning. Aspects of my many hobbies can be found here. Please feel free to look around and find things that you might like. If you find something that you like please feel free to let me know through my contact page.

Duane's PianoBeing an avid reader, averaging 25-30 books per year, I enjoy many types of novels from historical fiction to biographies to fantasy.  Sometimes I read just to enjoy getting lost in a story.  Reading is a great way to learn so I spend time reading and studying books on Christian apologetics.

With a background in music education I enjoy listening to music.  You will find numerous videos of music that I particularly enjoy.  Some of the videos included are here so that I can find them easily, usually to share with someone.

Books from my library...

The Lost Oder

Steve Berry
The Lost Order

The Knights of the Golden Circle, founded on July 4, 1854, was the largest, most dangerous clandestine organization in American history.

To Green Angel Tower

Tad Williams
To Green Angel Tower

As the evil minions of the undead Sithi Storm King prepare for the kingdom-shattering culmination of their dark sorceries and King Elias is drawn ever deeper into their nightmarish, spell spun world, the loyal allies of Prince Josua desperately struggle to rally their forces at the Stone of Farew

And the Mountains Echoed

Khaled Hosseini
And The Mountains Echoed

So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one... Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters.