Opinionated Blinders

Ideas vs. Opinions

What’s your take on these words? Are they the same? Or do they have different meanings?

In a college English class a million years ago (at least it feels like that long), we delved into this subject. I thought I’d share my thoughts and see if you have any wisdom to add.

In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an Idea is “a thought, plan, or suggestion about what to do; a belief; something that you imagine or picture in your mind; a formulated thought or opinion.”

(The word “opinion” is thrown in there…but I don’t agree) Continue reading

Cami Checketts and The Colony

Colony Tour

I’m part of The Colony Blog tour today. Cammi Checketts is a great author. I’ve read about six of her books and love the different problems she gives her characters to overcome. Here’s the blurb for her new book:

To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. Continue reading

You’re my only Hope

Seoul, Korea

Hello friends! I’ve taken a hiatus from this blog for the past couple weeks, but have still been on WordPress a lot messing around. I’ve set up a new blog for my daughter who’s leaving me to serve a mission in South Korea. I wanted to highlight her journey as she sends me letters to tell of her experience. Feel free to check out what our life has been like getting her ready HERE (but please don’t comment. I turned off comments on actual posts, but it still has it for pages and videos, etc–which annoys me because I don’t want to have to keep up on those while she’s gone). Continue reading

No more whoppers

In the past, I’ve had great fun coming up with whoppers for New Year Resolutions—not as in the yummy Whopper burger from Burger King, but rather whoppers that are far-fetched lies that can’t possibly be accomplished.

My whopper goals made me feel SAFE. There was no way I could accomplish them…so I didn’t even have to try, fail, and feel bad. It was just a joke, right?

Well, this year, I’m going to live a little more dangerously and make lofty, but attainable goals. No more playing it SAFE.

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ― Michelangelo Buonarroti Continue reading