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This Is It!

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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

Bench Update

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

A Bunch Of Lillies

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

Office Cleared

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

Business Chapel

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

Goose Close-Up

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

Geese Along The Charles

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A whole flock.Today's stair number: 2

Along The Charles

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

Museum Of Fine Arts

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

Yet Another Storm

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

For Posterity

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

Tiger Lilly?

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

Another Storm

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

Stormy Weather

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

Reunited

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

Blue River

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

Bench Update

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

Geese Sighting

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

Ralph Francois (5 Feb 1946 - 12 Jun 2008)

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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.

Byerly Hall

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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.

Behold Byerly

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

Squirrels In The Yard

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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

Radcliffe Yard

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

The Red Shoes

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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

The Mystery Deepens

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

A Bao Mystery

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

More Flowers!

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

Coffee (Building 40)

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

Lilacs

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

White Is Out

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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)