Duke magazine

Risking a World Without Enemies

Eleven years ago, when my wife, Leah, and I were far from home in the Anbar province of Iraq,...

The Science of Homesickness

At some point or another, most of us have been afflicted by homesickness—that pang of nostalgia...

An Editor's Home

Here’s a slice of my personal life that will be familiar to many readers: a home-renovation project...

Don Byrne enters the garden through one of four gates.

Off the Grid

ON A MORNING in early 2006, Don Byrne walked through an overgrown field of grass. Alongside...