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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 12 Jun 2017, well behind schedule, having eliminated 507 of 2017 items.

Book trailers

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

 

Below are some recent blog posts:

Hiking Bennett Springs Mo

Bennett Springs

If you like to fish and live near Missouri, there is a good chance you have heard of Bennett Springs. If you are not into fishing … well, there are a couple of trails and plenty of car-camping sites.

Bennett Springs

A couple weeks ago we decided to take a short weekend trip out to Bennett Springs to check out the trails, specifically the Natural Tunnel Trail. It is listed at 7.5 miles, but the GPS reported our trek at closer to 9.5 miles. We found the trail fun, but bring bug spray and keep checking for ticks. Also, bring a second set of shoes for water crossings.

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Minimalism Status Update

Minimalism

Ball of TwineEarlier this year I came up with a brilliant idea: get rid of 2017 items in 2017 as part of a minimalism challenge. The idea’s purpose simply to purge items in my life that were just taking up space and not providing real meaning. Take the proverbial ball of twine that our lives become and try to unwind the noise and get back to the core.

So, where am I? Did I say the idea was brilliant or completely crazy?

The short answer is that I am behind. I had a strong start early on, but over the last couple of months, I had become rather busy with other activities and stopped actively going through my possessions to see what I can live without. I have resumed the effort in the last couple of days, but I went from needing to get rid of just over five items per day to just under 8. The old adage of why do today what you can put off until tomorrow … wait, I think the one I wanted was, make hay when the sun is shining. Continue reading

With a heavy heart

A little more than a week ago I learned that the Reader’s World in Lee’s Summit will be closing their doors at the end of June.

The store is run by amazing people who have always been very good to the local author community as well as their clients and I wanted to say thank you to all of them for everything they have done. I know I personally will keep some fond memories of the events I participated in at the store. I wish all of them the best in where life takes them.

If you are in the area, please stop by the store. They are offering discounts on the merchandise they have in stock and it would be a good chance to wish them well.