Fall

Things aren’t always as they seem

We’re taught in school that if we don’t know the meaning of a word we should break it down and try to find its root as well as any prefix or suffix. When this was applied we discovered, for example, that the word “cycle,” when adding a prefix of uni, bi, or tri will dictate the number of wheels. So a unicycle has one wheel, bicycle has two, tricycle has three. This principle can be applied to hundreds of other words in...

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Fall

The Fall season is soon upon us, with its brisk nights and colorful foliage.  Fall also suggests the game of football, from the pickup games in the backyard to Friday night lights to binge-watching Sundays. Football? Seems like a random thought. However, consider the idea that the season of Fall and football have an inherent connection in that when we hear the word “fall”, until we know the context, it can also imply a verb…..to...

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