Friday, September 8, 2006
According to our new parishes* and despite the M in ULM, the campus is apparently closer to Richland and Morehouse Parishes (=Counties) than it is to, say, Kinko's, even though it only takes 2-3 minutes to drive from campus to Kinko's. Too bad Hwy 165 wasn't built a couple miles further east.
I know you can't please everyone and you have to draw geographical lines somewhere, but given the stated reasons for forming parishes, these lines seem singularly unfortunate to me. Just think of any students who might live on campus and not have cars. How are the good folks in Start, Rayville, and Oak Ridge their neighbors (unless, of course, the out-of-towners were to drive in to Monroe for all parish events)?
I write this in the spirit of iron sharpening iron, just as I'm sure it will sharpen me to be in the Richland/Morehouse parish group (St Mark's) for the time being.
* For background, see Pastor Steve Wilkins' article and my previous post.
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