Go Fly a Kite
Tim's search for meaning and purpose in his own life has led him on a varied career path that has provided a rich background for his music. His poetic lyrics about the joys and challenges of everyday living, with a thread of the spiritual dimension woven in, offer a thoughtful and intimate look at life that speaks to the heart and touches the soul in a way that only his music can. He understands all too well that initials after a name do not equal happiness. During his quest to find his purpose and niche in the world, he obtained a masters degree in theology (he was an ordained Lutheran pastor for three years), a law degree (which he still utilizes as a practicing attorney), a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do (he ran his own Martial Arts school for a few years), and was an adjunct professor in ethics and philosophy at a couple of local colleges. Yet despite all his endeavors he never felt fulfilled and whole in a way that he knew was possible. So when his wife Amy asked him one evening "what is the one thing that you haven't done yet that you have always wanted to do?" he immediately replied, "I have always wanted to be a singer/songwriter". Knowing that he is an excellent guitar player and a master crafter with words, she asked, "Why haven't you?" And his response was "Well, I could never be as good as Paul Simon or James Taylor". . . "That's a silly reason", she replied. Knowing that he loves a challenge and curious as to what he might come up with, she challenged him to write a song. Two days later he sat her down to play his first song entitled, "Now and Then" and it was amazingly good. He has been writing songs ever since and feeling a sense of purpose and wholeness that he had only dreamed about before. Tim is a great example of the phrase, "It is never too late to go after your dreams". Of course, Amy won't let him quit his day job just yet, so he continues to practice law part-time and hang out with his wife and four children in Stillwater, Minnesota while continuing to write and perform his songs.