Welcome to Thaddeus Nowak’s site

Thaddeus (or Ted) is the author of the Heirs of Cothel fantasy series, which includes Mother’s Curse,  Daughter’s Justice, Daughter’s Revenge, Daughter’s Search, and Father’s Legacy.

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#Minimalism2017 Challenge

As of 16 Jan 2017, on track having eliminated 89 of 2017 items.

Book trailers

The trailer of Daughter’s Justice, book two in the series:

 

Below are some recent blog posts:

Minimalism 2017 Update – Am I still sane?

Frozen woodsIt is has been a couple of weeks since I decided to start my minimalism 2017 challenge. So where am I at in the purge? Have I managed to leave myself with a desolate office? Have I emptied everything from my desk?

The short answer is no. To stay on track to eliminate 2017 items from my life in one year, I need to get rid of a little more than 5.5 items per day.  That was no small task. However, I am roughly on track. As of 16 Jan 2017, I had gotten rid of 89 items. Those items include some old computer parts, quite a few art supplies that I did not expect to use in the next five years, a number of old DVDs I won’t likely watch again, a handful of nick-nacks, a large stack of business cards scanned into the computer, a bunch of old school notes (I didn’t remember taking sociology), and a few miscellaneous items.

The big question is: how do I feel about getting rid of those things? Continue reading

Minimalism 2017 Challenge

Minimalism 2017

Bare wallsSo, in my FB and Twitter post a couple of days ago, I mentioned #minimalism and a challenge that came to me: Can I get rid of 2017 items that I have been holding onto in the year 2017?

Last year I did purge a number of items, but not as many as I thought I would. So, I really wanted to set an aggressive goal for 2017.

What is Minimalism?

Is minimalism like the post picture, bare walls down to studs with a few scraps of life floating around? I will not call myself an expert on Minimalism, but what I have learned is it is different things to different people. It might be living out of a suitcase with less than 60 items, or it may be just reducing the noise in your life to leave only what is important.

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Coming Events – Oct 2016

BooksHard to believe we are getting so close to the end of the year already.  Seems it was just May, then I looked up and we are already in October. Well, here are a couple of coming events I have in the month of October.

First is the Lansing Fall Festival (which had been known as Autumn in the Grove).  This event keeps growing every year and there will be quite a few additional vendors this year compared to last. Come on out this Saturday, October 8th from 10am to 4pm and enjoy the fun.

The last event for October is Elite Comic’s Free Comic Book Day of the Dead!  Elite always throws a great party and there will be a number of great creators there.  Plus, free comics! Don’t miss this event.  This is on October 29th from 10am to 5pm.