Hey. My name is Jeremy. I live in Durham, NC.
Once upon a time, I got all my Durham news from a couple of blogs: Bull City Rising, Dependable Erection, and a few others that seemed to fade away more quickly. There are still several good food blogs like Carpe Durham, but there’s not been anything that I feel really presented the “news” I wanted.
So, fast forward a few years. Now it seems like I’ve got to pick apart at least a dozen sources to get the details I want on what’s going on: neighborhood mailing lists, PAC lists, WRAL, the Durham News and Observer, regional subreddits, Duke’s student newspaper, Durham city web sites, the Indy, individual Twitter accounts… and wow, the signal to noise ratio is terrible.
So here’s the deal I’m offering you readers: I’m going to sift through that mountain of stuff, and when I find something about Durham or state politics that interests me, I’m going to post it here. I will not do anything resembling journalism; I am an aggregator of the work others have done. More often than not, I’ll tell you what I think about what I post, since I happen to be kind of opinionated. Your interests may not align with mine, and your opinions quite often will not, but hopefully I can at least give you a shortcut to finding some important things you might otherwise miss.
I will continue to do this as long as it amuses me, and exactly no longer.