Beating the bounds of the elementary school

We recently moved to a new house. My children’s elementary school has a tradition they call the “Cougar Crawl”—this year coinciding with the Halloween event—of walking around the boundaries of the neighborhood in whinch the school is located. It is unlikely that there is a direct connection to beating the bounds of a parish. But the analogy underscores the way in which the elementary school is the only truly local institution in our life.

Lincoln Mullen @lmullen