The Inspirational Life of Duke Slater

Hello, friends! After several long months away, I’m proud to announce that I’m making a spirited return to my own website! This has been an exciting year in my life. The biggest news I have is that my wife and I recently welcomed our first child into the world! Our newborn daughter, Magnolia June, has been keeping us on the go for the past few weeks, as you might expect. But baby Maggie and my wife are both doing well, so we couldn’t be more grateful. My website also had some hosting issues, resulting in a nearly full-scale crash a…

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200th Post!

Believe it or not, this is my 200th post on!  And since I love big round numbers, that means it’s time (once again) for a mini-celebration! Finding Balance It’s been almost exactly one year since my 100th post, and this site has changed a lot since then.  Most notably, it has gone from talking exclusively about my books and Hawkeye sports to encompassing my new interest in women’s football. On the surface, the last year on this site has been all about finding a balance between writing about Hawkeye sports and women’s football, but in reality, the challenge has…

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Random Hash

Here I am, back again…with another edition of Random Hash! Gone Through November Well, as you might have noticed, I’ve been a bit absent lately…in fact, I was MIA through the entire month of November!  Truth be told, I’ve been hard at work conducting research for my fourth book. People sometimes ask me how hard it is to write a book.  Not surprisingly, I can honestly tell you that it’s very hard…at least it’s hard to do reasonably well.  But as difficult as the writing is, it’s actually much more difficult to do all the research beforehand. Take my latest book…

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