According to Webster, a tumbleweed is a plant (a Russian thistle or any of several amaranths) that breaks away from its roots in the autumn and is driven about by the wind as a light rolling mass.
I use the word to refer to people who — like a tumbleweed — seem to let life happen to them. They avoid making decisions, and seemingly let even light winds push them into action. They do not base their actions upon thoughtfully made decisions. [Read more…]