Distracted

Distraction.  I’m a linguist. Words fascinate me, and I enjoy digging into their roots to find where they came from.  Distraction? It comes from Latin, like many of our English words. To distract originally meant “to drag apart; to pull in different directions.” pulled in different directions? dragged apart? oh, …

Why Going to College Will–and Won’t–Make or Break You

Dear rising college freshmen: Your college days will–and yet, will not–make or break you.  Many people hail college as a great transition time for emerging independent adults. Indeed it should be, if you’re going to do it. In fact, if you go to college for four years and come back without …