Jun 30 2014

Pupdate – five months already!!

Finlay turns five months old tomorrow, wow does time fly by. He is turning out to be an awesome dog in the home and is showing a ton of potential as a gun dog. He has had a little exposure to tweety birds on walks and quail near my parents house in Eastern Washington. I’ll start actual bird dog training in the next few weeks.

Aftermath of jumping in a ditch of nasty water

Ready for some field work

Scenting wild quail

Spoiled bird dog getting couch time

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Apr 29 2014

First 4 weeks

It’s been 4 weeks since Finlay came home with me. He settled in right away, immediately becoming a part of the family. He is a smart little guy and should be a great hunting partner. Here are some photos from the four weeks

First day in the office

With his sister Dottie

Out for some field work.


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Mar 19 2014


Finlay turned 6 weeks old the other day and last weekend we got to hang out with him and his litter mates. He is an awesome little dog with a sense of adventure and I look forward to bringing him home.

Here he is sleeping with his sister Dottie.

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Mar 5 2014

Puppy Time!

Excited to be getting my first dog in many many years. I grew up with an Irish Setter and soon this little English Setter will be coming home. His name is Finlay “Finn” Stillwell and he will be our pet and my hunting compnaion.


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Jan 25 2014

Two Handed Addiction

Today I went fishing for sea run cutthroat trout with my brother-in-law Steve. I used my new Redington Dually 6wt Switch Rod for the first time and now I am totally hooked on two handed rods.


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Jan 17 2014


“Everyone should believe in something; I believe I’ll go fishing.” –Henry David Thoreau

Yelowstone Cutt


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Mar 24 2013

Vine embed

I posted my first Vine this week of some crazy spring weather we experienced. This is a test to see how well it embeds to the blog:



Embedding a Vine video is pretty easy. In the WordPress post editor (text) post this code and drop in your Vine URL

<p><iframe src=”VineURLHere/card” width=”380″ height=”380″ frameborder=”0″></iframe></p>

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Aug 19 2012

Wolves on the Westside

Yesterday, I went fly fishing on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River with my family. This is a beautiful river about 40 minutes east of Seattle that presents fly anglers the opportunity to catch wild coastal cutthroat trout on dry flies. I was up river about 300 yards from where my family was hanging out playing on the shore of the river. I was working my way back downstream when my wife started yelling and making gestures that there was an animal off in the bushes. I was thinking it was a black bear but when I got within hearing range she says “it was a really big grey dog with a thick coat and very bushy tail”. By her account ( I never saw it), the animal was on the edge of the high water mark about 50 yards away, between her and the road. When she spotted the animal it was moving at a fast pace up river, she called the kids in behind her and it stopped to look at them for a few seconds, and then continued up river through the washout. The animal never threatened her or the kids. My pistol was sitting on a towel about 5 feet away from her but she was so freaked I bet if it had threatened her she would have probably thrown rocks and forgotten about the gun.

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Apr 11 2012

Work: Totally Rad

Working on video games I have the opportunity to do something fun almost every day. Today went beyond fun and into the realm of TOTALLY RAD! Xbox and 343 Industries announced that award winning producer and composer Neil Davidge will be creating the score for Halo 4. As part of the announcement I worked on a live chat with Neil via Facebook. Listening to him talk about the creation of the music was incredible and I can’t wait to play this game.

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Sep 1 2011

PAX Prime 2011

Last weekend I spent a few days at PAX Prime here in Seattle. I attended a number of game industry related seminars and got to check out a bunch of upcoming games including Gears of War 3, Forza Motorsport 4, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Ratchet & Clank 4 All, Skulls of the Shogun, Dance Central 2, Kinect Sports 2, A Space Shooter, Mass Effect 3, Rage, and Rise of Nightmares.

Within the PAX convention was Halo Fest, a celebration of the first 1o years of the Halo game franchise. There was a lot of cool stuff to check out so I spent a significant amount of time at Halo Fest. On Saturday I took Henry and his friend Sam to check it out, they were beyond excited.



Halo Fest

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