He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
— Harold Wilson
Following is a list of areas in which I enjoy change — and about how often:
- my hairstyle — every couple of months (pretty sure I’m shaving it bald for New Year’s)
- my beardstyle — every couple of months (currently growing it out long again… it’s “No-shave November,” you know?)
- my wife’s level of attraction to me (I don’t actually enjoy this, but a bald-headed Brett with a big mountain man beard can’t help me any in the looks department; that’s for sure.)
- my shirt — every day
- my jeans — every 3 or 4 days
- music — several times a day
- food — I can eat leftovers 2 or 3 times before getting tired of them. But that’s it. [And I do not enjoy eating Tanzanian food every day.]
- adventure — I like to do something adventurous about once a month or so. I get bored easily.
- exercise — Running is great, but not every day. Give me a bike, a weight room, or a rock climbing wall occasionally, please.
- my daily routine — Please don’t ask me to do the same thing all day every day.
- diapers — I like for them to be changed. I just don’t like to be the changer. Or the changee, for that matter.
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
— W. Edwards Deming
Following is a list of areas in which I do not like change:
- my morning routine — I “need” to wake up early, study my Bible, read, write, run (or bike, etc), and pray.
- my morning coffee — I “need” at least four cups of coffee every morning.
- money — For the most part I don’t like change. I think we should get rid of pennies. Round up or down; I don’t care. Nickels probably aren’t worth keeping either. But a dollar coin… that I could go for.
- my name — I would be incredibly confused if my name were different every day….
Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.
— Robert C. Gallagher
Following is a list of areas in which I don’t care about change, but my wife seems to:
- bed sheets and pillowcases
Change has been on my mind lately because WordPress is forcing all of us who were using the “PressRow” theme to switch to another. “Pilcrow” is really close to what I had — I’ve already gone live with it — but I’m sure there are some slight differences here and there, where column and font sizes shifted just a bit. I think I’ve got it looking right again, but let me know if you see any problems on the site anywhere. Actually if you’ve got any suggestions at all for the blog, please offer them. I figure as long as I’m making changes, I might as well embrace the idea.