There’s a chance I might be getting a job offer in Dallas. Although I’ve never liked the city and haven’t been there since 1984, and would be eager to move elsewhere as soons as I could, I would be (if the offer actually goes through) actually following my career track for the first time since the dot-com bust in '01.
It’ll just be me, my dog, and thousands of books. The catch is I don’t drive and have never owned a car and never plan to. I’m just too poor a driver and too inattentive and scared behind the wheel. Friends tell me it’s possible, though not entirely easy, to live in Dallas without a car, thanks to the busses and train system.
But I don’t know the town. I’m hoping to get a 2-bedroom apartment or house (depending on how much I get paid) in an area with good shopping, parks for my dog, bookstores, etc. But what about the churches? I’ve looked at the Dallas Diocese’s site, but since I don’t know the town, that’s only of modest help.
I’d like to live near a good Catholic church. One of the problems with me now is the church I’m currently a member of is still kinda hard to get to.
What I do not want is one of those pseudo-Protestant, frothing-at-the-mouth, charismatic, liturgical-dancing, glissando piano-playing, hippie Jesus music-making, liturgy-altering, “Rock-me-Amadeus,” borderline irreverent churches.
Now this deal may not even come to pass, or I may get an offer but the details or money or conditions won’t work out.But I would like to be prepared.It would certainly help in the apartment-hunting.