June 30, 2008

This Is It!

Turned in the keys. Thank you Radcliffe for a wonderful 10 months!
This is also the end of the One-Picture-Per-Day experiment. It was harder to keep up than I thought, but I am really glad I have this record.
Today's stair number: 2

June 29, 2008

Bench Update

One last look at the bench. Today's stair number: 2

June 28, 2008

A Bunch Of Lillies

The hot and rainy weather definitly makes plants happy!Today's stair number: 2

June 27, 2008

Office Cleared

Major move out day: the office is now almost empty! The end is near...Today's stair number: 12+ (stopped counting)

June 26, 2008

Business Chapel

With hand-polished copper hull, to look less new.Today's stair number: 1

June 25, 2008

Goose Close-Up

Does the human carry food?Today's stair number: 1

June 24, 2008

Geese Along The Charles

A whole flock.Today's stair number: 2

June 23, 2008

Along The Charles

Looking for cooler air (found some, along with mosquitos).Toaday's stair number: 5

June 22, 2008

Museum Of Fine Arts

Sunday at the museum (free!!).Today's stair number: 2

June 21, 2008

Yet Another Storm

I do miss the snow...Today's stair number: 1

June 20, 2008

For Posterity

The Fellowship Program will soon be in a new home, and these doors will open to something else...Today's stair number: 4

June 19, 2008

Tiger Lilly?

The flowers do enjoy the rain!Today's stair number: 2

June 18, 2008

Another Storm

Wind, rain, thunder and lightnings!Today's stair number: 2

June 17, 2008

Stormy Weather

Hot and humid... the rain is coming!Today's stair number: 2

June 16, 2008


The red rose heart was magnificent.Today's stair number: 3

June 15, 2008

Blue River

Boston and Longfellow Bridge from the Charles River Reservation.Today's stair number: 1

June 14, 2008

Bench Update

It's been a while...Today's stair number: 1

June 13, 2008

Geese Sighting

A family of geese graze along the reiver (Charles River Reservation).Today's stair number: 5

June 12, 2008

Ralph Francois (5 Feb 1946 - 12 Jun 2008)

Why Have A Mind?

"Experiments that investigate how minds process arbitrary visual and verbal information shed very little light on the fitness costs and benefits of the human abilities that demand evolutionary explanation, such as art and humor."

Geoffrey Miller, The Mating Mind, p.52.

June 11, 2008

Byerly Hall

Another side of Byerly.Today's stair number: 3

Why Did Humans Develop Culture?

"Those brains won't invent literature or television for another hundred thousand years. They don't need to. They have one another."

Geoffrey Miller, The Mating Mind, p.21.

June 10, 2008

Behold Byerly

The newly renovated Byerly Hall, new home of the Radcliffe Fellowship Program.Today's stair number: 1

June 09, 2008

Squirrels In The Yard

The squirrels have already moved back in their newly re-decorated habitat, after almost a year of intense construction work.Today's stair number: 1

June 08, 2008

Radcliffe Yard

A newly re-landscaped area in the Radcliffe Yard.Today's stair number: 1

June 07, 2008

The Red Shoes

After over 18 months of loyal and faithful service, the Radcliffe Shoes (red/white/black New Balance) are calling it quits. They will be missed.Today's stair number: 3

June 06, 2008

The Mystery Deepens

The bao is still here, so far undisturbed by human, squirrel, bird, or even insect...Today's stair number: 1

June 05, 2008

A Bao Mystery

A lone bao on the stairs. Where did it come from?Today's stair number: 2

June 04, 2008

More Flowers!

I still miss the snow a little...Today's stair number: 2

June 03, 2008

Coffee (Building 40)

This is where the legend was born...Today's stair number: 8

June 02, 2008


With lilacs, the olfactive almost overshadows the visual.
Today's stair number: 2

June 01, 2008

White Is Out

White flowers are gone; pinks and purples now dominate the landscape.Today's stair number: 2

Sweet Anticipation(*)

"Listening to Music is not a passive process but intensely active, involving a stream of inferences, hypotheses, expectations, and anticipations (as David Huron and others have explored)."

Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia, 2007, p.211.
(*) Sweet Anticipation is the title of the book by David Huron (MIT Press)