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Kenny W. Duncan, born in 1955, was raised in rural northwest Missouri. A 1974 graduate, Kenny spent all of his school years in the Excelsior Springs School District. Kenny says he had several very good teachers, but writing was not a class even considered for him. Raised a country boy and still one today, Duncan says: "that song several years ago, I was country when country wasn't cool, well that was me. Kenny bought part of the family farm when he was a young man and has added to it over his lifetime when the opportunity existed. "Nobody farms for a job,, its just in the blood, you just can't help yourself, states Kenny. Duncan farms raising cattle and a crop rotation of corn and soybeans.. He retired after a 30-year career at Ford Motor Company assembling cars and trucks. Kenny hadn't typed a word on a typewriter since his sophomore days of high school. With a feeling of falling behind in the world of technology, he purchased his first computer in 2000, completely retraining himself to type. Computers are the thing of the time, everything,, typing,, record keeping,, communication,, research,, it's endless.. When asked: "What inspired you to try writing?" Kenny answered, " I really don't know what or why, I do realize there was a life changing experience that took place some 20 years ago.. I didn't even realize it at the time,, but looking back, I do now. I went through school making good grades and all, but reading just wasn't one of those things that ever appealed to me. After school,, I never touched a book, other than a farm magazine or gun collectors guide. However, on a once in a lifetime trip to Alaska with a best friend, Clyde Poston, we spent a couple of weeks, of which most of it was spent on the Kenai Peninsula, miles from any form of civilization. Well you can't pan for gold and fish 24 hours of the day, and since it was August, you had plenty of daylight hours. Clyde was an avid reader of books, especially Louis Lamour, and there was a book shelf full of Lamour books in the cabin they were staying in.. Setting beside a pot bellied stove, listening to the crackling of the fire of the evenings, in the midst of Alaska, I got hooked on reading Louis Lamour books.. And I've read all of them since.. Growing up watching all the old westerns from the later 50's through all that he can see today, Kenny still loves the days of the old west.. Duncan says he loves to travel out West and always tries to see things from the eyes of a man traveling on a horse or covered wagon. "We take so many thing for granted today. We have bridges and roads and vehicles that travel 75 MPH.. Some days on a covered wagon, you may not make it more than 10 or 12 miles in a pouring rain.. That's determination.. Those people, as well
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October 01, 2009
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