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We all work...so we can go home.

As much as professional pursuits rule our days, the very reason for a career is to give us the means to enjoy the lives we come home to. Family. Friends. Hobbies.

You know, our REAL lives.

This page highlights some of the things I love to do when I'm not pursuing the work I love.
It might seem a little self-indulgent, but I believe you can tell a lot about a person by the things they do when they have the freedom to choose their own agenda.

Maybe you share some of my passions. Maybe that knowledge will produce some common ground. That's what I'm thinking, anyway.

Camping, Backpacking & Outdoor Life
Lifelong afficianado of all things out of doors. It's the rock of my life. Some of my
favorite and most memorable trips include excursions to Isle Royale National Park, Porcupine Mountains, Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Mount Hood, Oregon's Pacific Coast and Crater Lake.
Songwriting, Music & Guitar
Not much of a performer, but the Muse seems to have found a very willing
portal in me. Along with my regular collaber Jeff Oxford, we run the Grand Rapids Songwriters Alliance, meeting once per month at a local Schuler's Book Store.
Hockey, Sled Hockey
Nothing I enjoy more than racing about a hockey rink. No matter what's been
weighing on my mind, it all disappears when I step on the ice. Though my
daughter can't do "stand-up" hockey because of a disability, I love that she's
taken to doing it in an adaptive sled. So I coach....and we both score.
My Son's Art
I am blown away by my son's artistic talents on a daily basis. Though I don't
always "get it," all I know is that he didn't get it from me!

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One-Story Birdhouses
These dandy little pieces of creativity are the work of my wife. Old discarded
storybooks gain new life and stay out of landfills...at least for a good while longer.
Seriously Sick Pumpkins
I really can't draw to save my rear.  But come Halloween, something happens to me when I sit down with a sharp knife and a bizarre idea in my head. 
Wait.  That didn't come out right.
Pets - Various Critters & Whatnot
Kind of goes along with my love of the natural world.  I've raised and/or bred tropical fish, lizards, snakes, birds and other assorted creatures pretty much my whole life. 
I am otherwise quite normal. ;-)
More links coming!   A work in progress, it is.
Tim Perry Creative Services


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