Despite my recent blog post writing spree, I still have some holes in my calendar. I decided that I was going to challenge myself by taking part in Trifecta again.
Ages ago I participated in the writing contest. My entry for that is still in my all-time top five most read blog posts on this site.
I hadn’t been ready to write to a deadline in quite a while, but this was going to be the week. When I opened up their website, I knew something was wrong. The post didn’t start by congratulating last week’s winner. I quickly scrolled down and discovered no prompt. Then I read the text. The competition is no more. Quick turn around competitive writing was just what I was in the mood for, and now it is gone.
I did feel better to realize that the competition didn’t end because of lack of public interest and support. Several times I’ve had restaurants that I’ve enjoyed but didn’t frequent regularly that have gone under. I did feel a bit of personal responsibility about not going to those places enough.
Most recently the Ken Theater, an iconic, single screen movie theaters built in 1947, announced it was closing. I’d seen many an art house film there over the years, and Ms. M and I look forward to our annual journey to go see the Oscar nominated short films. This theater, however, is best known for its midnight showing of Rocky Horror.
Tom has told me stories of going to those events – edited versions I’m sure!
Fortunately, a group got together to keep it open … at least for now. Ms. M recently saw a film there – doing her part to keep it in our neighborhood. This is further proof that I need to get myself back to the movies more often!
When was the last time you discovered a favorite site/ restaurant/ attraction had closed? or How many single screen theaters does your town still have?