This Week’s Success Story: September 24th

Ideas, Inspiration and Dogs
By Paul Lima

I was a busy technology/telecom freelance writer during the dot-com boom. When it went bust, so did many of my newspaper, magazine and corporate clients.

Around the time of the technology meltdown, our family added a new member — a Giant Schnauzer puppy. I walked the dog routinely and quickly discovered there’s something about dogs that causes perfect strangers to start chatting to the person walking the dog.

Each day I’d come home from my walk and tell my wife about the people I had met. She’d say, “You should write about it.”