Welcome new readers
so i thought i'd say hello to y'all and welcome you to my little place.
It's not clear, or at least i can't figure it out, where all the new folks are coming from. surely the link in the Bull's Eye Blog at the N&O last Friday ain't doing it. And since Blazer Manpurse doesn't even have a friggin' blogroll, i know you're not coming from his place. (Except this morning. Thanks for the link, Blazer.) Where's Blazer's blogroll anyway?
if you're wondering where the name came from, or how to find the Seegar's Fence Co. sign which inspired it, scroll down and click on the last link in the left hand column titled "The Origin Issue."
Comments are encouraged and unmoderated. You can post a comment anonymously. Spam protection is turned on, so make sure you type in the squiggly letters to post your comment. You wouldn't believe the kinds of things that were showing up before i enabled that feature.
I write under my real name, so don't expect to see much about my job or my family here. I write about my neighborhood, Duke Park, in Durham, NC. There's a lot to love about it, and a fair number of things that need to be better. Every Sunday i post a church sign that has caught my eye recently. All the church signs are guaranteed to be unretouched. On some Fridays i post a photo of something blooming in the garden. The rest of the time i write about stuff that piques my curiousity. I write about idiots, mostly in the media or in government. There's a lot of them, so it seems like i post about them frequently.
Archives are on the right, sorted by month. Many posts are tagged, but i haven't figured out how to put the library of tags on the front page. I'm not sure i want to. If you see a post you like, and want to read others about the same topic, click on the tag. The blogroll on the left side of the page is almost exclusively devoted to people who write about or are in Durham. Go read their stuff. The "Ephemera" links are mostly science or space related items that catch my eye, but don't need to be commented on. They disappear after a while. That's why they're called ephemera.
That's about it. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you around again soon.