The Ominous Quarter-Life Crisis

The thought of aging is more terrifying than I can even begin to express in writing, and accordingly, having a full-on life crisis at the age of 28 is a strange feeling. To be honest, it’s something that’s been stuck in the back of my mind constantly for the past year, with virtually no solution in sight. How does one even go about remedying this type of seemingly unfixable problem? Read More

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Meet The Blumensteins

This article can also be found in the September 2018 issue of Mercer Island Living Magazine.

Family and community has always been of utmost importance to the Blumenstein family. Although the kids, Julia, Ryan and Grant, are all grown and off on their own adventures, they still regularly make time for the family. “All three kids live in Seattle, but family is always at the center of their lives,” said Jami Blumenstein, their mom. Read More

Meet The Humphreys

This article can also be found in the June 2018 issue of Mercer Island Living Magazine.

Mercer Island resident Todd Humphrey was born and raised outside of Toronto, and like any good Canadian, he was an avid hockey player, competing at both the college level and professionally. He relocated to Mercer Island in 2000 and has happily resided there ever since. He lives with his girlfriend Melanie and two daughters Evan and Claire. Read More

Rare Dog Breeds You’ve Never Heard Of

This article can also be found at Zen Dog Walking.
Most everyone is familiar with common household breeds such as the golden retriever, pitbull, French bulldog or chihuahua. However, it’s easy to forget that there are countless other breeds that most of us have never seen in person, or even heard of!

It’s tough to say exactly how many dog breeds are in existence today – the World Canine Organization estimates about 339 breeds, but that does not include several well-known, yet unofficial breeds, including the goldendoodle. Each dog breed was bred for a specific purpose, thus resulting in such a wide diversity of dogs.

​The following are seven rare breeds you’ve almost certainly never heard of.

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RIP Sweet Nala

This article can also be found in the May 2018 issue of Mercer Island Living Magazine.

Dogs have the incredible ability to love us unconditionally and to make us smile when we need it the most. Their antics make us laugh out loud and they make us feel protected and loved. Because of this, losing a dog can be just as heartbreaking as losing any other family member. Read More

Meet The Pimentels!

This article can also be found in the May 2018 issue of Mercer Island Living Magazine.

Both Charlene and her husband Jeff Pimentel grew up in Seattle, but they found that Mercer Island offered a more supportive, family-oriented setting that they desired. Jeff and Charlene live on the Island with their son Jeffrey.  Read More