Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) essayist, poet and philosopher
I'm not going to argue with henry, after all he's dead, but I believe things change and we change.
speaking of change, doesn't it seem as though this time of the year is the changeyist?
hey, so what if changeyist isn't in the dictionary, in college my professor for the course language and culture was fond of saying that "language is an open system" - changeyist might not be in today's dictionary, but who knows, it may be one day!
think of the word 'google' according to my 1985 2nd college edition american heritage dictionary there is nothing for google - words go from goofy to googol - which if you think about it is a bit prescient
goofy: slang. Silly; ridiculoustoday if you go to dictionary.com we learn google is both a noun and a verb - the noun means an internet search engine; the verb means to search for something using a search engine.
googol: the number 10 raised to the power 100; the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
ironically (or would it be coincidentally) lore has it that google was derived from googol!
along with being the time of year of change, in cleveland with the changing season and leaf color, it is also the time of year of the cleveland museum of art's fall chalk festival.
the chalk festival is one of my absolute favorite community events. following up on a well established mouse tradition, I offer a slide show from this year's chalk festival just in case you couldn't make it (by the way, you can make the turn the slide show into a full screen extravaganza, after clicking play in the flickr box, click on the four arrows going outwards in the lower right hand corner of the flickr box - it will be almost like being there!):
change this song was released on blind melon's debut album in 1992 - to me the colors in this vid seemed quite chalk-like.
did you know that according to the portal, there are 26 songs that are titled "change" - hmmm, maybe it's true the more things change, the more they stay the same.
photo: self portrait with public art along euclid avenue, cleveland. september 2010