Who is Mike Duke?
I’m an enigma, as one friend put it. Or not “easily categorized or referenced,” as Moulder says on the X-Files. A man of intellect who enjoys the thrill of action. Able to discuss ethics while training someone how to stab more proficiently in Filipino martial arts, or how to break necks and other joints.
An avid student of theology while being a cop for almost 12 years, and teaching military, LE, bodyguards and private citizens High Speed, Tactical and Off Road Driving as well as hand to hand Combatives and Blade Tactics over the last ten years.
A writer of horror fiction in my spare time. I enjoy movies, especially those in the horror and science fiction genres, but I love discussing how movies communicate world views, what redemption looks like and other philosophical beliefs that we all identify with, even if subconsciously.
I’m kind and will help almost anyone who needs it if I have the means to do so. I love animals more than I like most humans, especially my German Shepherd, Ziva.
I am blessed with a lovely wife for 25 years now, through thick and thin, and a son and daughter who are both grown and I’m immensely proud of. I’m a nice guy with a hidden edge…metaphorically in addition to the knife in my pocket. Despite being 6’4″ and 300 lbs I am quite nondescript at an outward glance, unassuming and disarming. And that’s the way I like it.