Off the Subject
A small phenomena is happening in old Southwest…culture in 15 minute increments. River Laker wants to show the world that they too can have culture from around the world on their own back porch. Every once in a while, a Roanoker steps forward to claim our city. When I went to Patrick Henry in the early ’80′s, Downtown looked like a snapshot of Detroit… papers and hookers blowing down the streets. Until someone stepped forward and created Center in the Square. It’s been uphill since then. Despite construction and sanitation problems, the Market has bloomed. The farmers, the restaurants, the chocolate…
Mill Mountain Theater used to be on Mill Mountain. Farmers used to sell wherever they could. The Science Museum was poorly attended. Let’s hope that River Laker’s attempts to educate Old Southwest don’t fail because of his short-sighted neighbors.
I would love to take questions for the subject of future blogs: how does one write, what does one do once one has ‘something’, etc. Please write and I will address all questions that I can.