“Bark, woof, grr…” These are common sounds which often fill my weekend. As a dog dad I frequently visit off-leash areas with my four legged friend Judo. While I’d like to say I’m completely unbiased, I do have a few favorites. Below are my top picks. Magnuson Located in Seattle’s Sand Point neighborhood, Magnuson is one of the city’s finest. The park contains 9 acres and features a…
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As a Northwesterner raised by a Midwesterner and Southerner, coffee was a foreign substance in my household.  In its place was pop – a drink often rationed by my siblings and I. Coffee didn’t enter my life in a meaningful way until I returned to Seattle in 2007 for college at the University of Washington.   After years of drinking pop out of a fridge or…
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Josh and Judo in Orting, Washington Judo is an anchor in my life. He keeps me grounded even when other parts fluctuate between crazy and calm. Judo also helped teach me the importance of selflessness and responsibility. Having someone who looks to you for care and love changes your perspective on the world.   It feels like we just met yesterday but Judo turned five this…
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