Measuring ourselves to death….
Listen now I awaken to my alarm, hear the rain on the roof, and slowly open my eyes. Rolling out of bed, I navigate the hallway toward the kitchen (and coffee!) and do my usual morning dance with Panni, my standard poodle–the one where we trip over each other until I surrender and give him his well-deserved morning ear scratch. Once comforted by the sound of the coffee maker, I grab my rain jacket and take the dogs outside. Panni, the king of the country! Even though this is