Tuesday, March 28, 2006

A place for good news about Durham

We've really come to love living in the Bull City.

That pretty much says it all.

We have a culturally-rich community in the arts and sciences, much of it centered around Duke University and the North Carolina Central University. Heck, I'll even admit that we have one of best state universities in the US, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, just down the road apiece.

Even without the universities, Durham would be a vibrant community.

We have beautiful old historic neighborhoods. We have brand-spanking new developments for young families. We have hipsters living in lofts downtown.

In fact, our burgeoning downtown boasts one of the most exciting urban redevelopment projects in the country.

But, yes, we have problems. Problems just like every other American city. Problems that are sometimes blown out of proportion by an eager press looking for a sensational story.

We have poverty, crime, gangs, drugs, racism, strained town-gown relations, and struggles between old-boy politics and the visions of newfangled newcomers.

Our family chooses to live here and take the good with the bad.

This blog is our attempt to celebrate the good...and do our little part to remedy the bad.


Anonymous Salpinga said...

Glad to find your sister site, too! Your Durham posts make me really miss Durham...as well as anxious and hopeful that things work out for me to return there. According to the NC midwifery site, there are only 15 certified nurse-midwives in Durham/Chapel Hill! Y'all better be ready for another!!

April 30, 2006 2:54 PM  

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