I’m watching the season premiere of Doctor Who on BBC America.
Of course, it’s not just a new season, but an entirely new doctor — Scottish actor Peter Capaldi now portrays the regenerated Doctor Who, replacing the very beloved Matt Smith.
So far companion Clara is having trouble accepting the ‘update’…and I have to admit, so am I.
I started watching the series with Matt at the helm. While I’ve seen clips from past shows and different doctors — and think I would have enjoyed David Tennant’s take on the role —
I don’t want another doctor.
Of course, it’s been less than one episode. I know on an intellectual level that Capaldi will make the role his own, and, with time, I’ll probably be on board. Still…
Change is so hard.
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Change is good. I preach it; I teach it.
So why can’t I change my email address?
I am old enough to remember not having an email address at all. When I was at Hallmark Cards in the early to mid-1990’s, working on the first iterations of Hallmark.com and e-cards, the company didn’t even have email addresses for their employees yet.
That’s when I got my very first one through America Online…the email address I continue to use this very day.
Sure, I’ve had others…through different employers, for different interests. But my main email address, the one I give folks for my primary correspondence, is that AOL address I signed up for way back in 1995.
That’s one of the reasons I haven’t changed it – so many people from my past know it. I’ve lived and worked in three different cities, with numerous individuals and companies since I became email-literate. If I change that address, some might lose their only link to me.
But I also recognize that an AOL email address makes me look as dated and old as AOL itself. Now that I have my own website, I should transition everyone over to an email address branded with my name — not with some Internet dinosaur.
But change is hard. I mean…
Change is good.
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