I am not, I repeat, I am not a dog person by nature. It's always been cats. There's something quite liberating about the balance between owning a pet and still having time to breathe.
Though this article is written entirely for you, I expect you'll never happen upon it. I confess with great remorse that the words I will compose below may have materialized several years too late.
"One day I'll be beating the boys off with a stick," my father forewarned, in jest. I had come home from school that day with a frown, my meager fourth grade heart dejected.
Exhausted with the direction in which your life is currently going? Of course you are. Ask a child about their dreams and aspirations. They'll more than likely answer with "I want to be a ballerina, a rock star, or an...