Category: Member Musings

Member Musing: Carole J. Greene

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member.   Spring House Cleaning — or Divorce Over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about being married. And about spring house cleaning. The two are not compatible.…

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member.   Driving is Driving Me Crazy Very few cars had automatic transmission when I began learning how to drive. My dad tried in vain to teach me how to…

Member Musings: Carole J. Greene

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member. Signs Of The Times Have you ever thought much about deer crossings? I have—several hours’ worth—on a long stretch of rain and wind-swept highway. My mind undertook the exploration…

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member.   Toilet Tales When I was in the Louvre in Paris many years ago, I experienced my first automatic flushing toilet. Initially, I am embarrassed to say, I was…

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member.   I’ve Become A Streaming Addict Netflix, Amazon Prime and even HBO Go are some of the internet networks that stream TV shows and movies to your computer. They…

Member Musings: Carole Greene

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member. My Final Inside Training at The Conservancy Today I held a live hawk. In fact, I held two different red-shouldered hawks, and I released a third one into the…

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member.   There’s something about an open house sign that’s like a siren call to me, especially if it’s in a really upscale neighborhood. Those are homes I would not…

Member Musings: Carole J. Greene

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member. LOBES OF LOVE I told this story 18 years ago, shortly after I had my ears pierced. Ear-piercing is no big deal, you say. Babes in arms already have…

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member. THREE FOR ONE This morning I spent an hour looking for my makeup bag. I always keep it in my bathroom next to the sink, but this morning it…

Member Musings: Carole J. Greene

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member.   I WAS FINE UNTIL I SAW THE MEALWORMS You might think I would cringe at the prospect of cleaning a bald eagle’s flight cage—with the male eagle perched…

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member.   A Hunting We Will Go   Finding interesting things to do with your visiting family is sometimes a challenge. This time I said, “You make the plans.” So…

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Only Your Wig Saleswoman Knows For Sure Years ago I bought a wig from QVC. You know how they make everything seem so appealing. The models looked absolutely terrific in this wig, offered in several colors, enticing me to whip…

Member Musings

The riverboat cruise I took recently in Portugal along the Duoro River was exceptional. Terraced vineyards high on hills overlooked the river on both sides. Lots of vineyards, lots of wineries visited. And lots of wine. I could tell you…

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Fourteen years ago when we moved to Naples we stored all of our “extra” stuff at an air-conditioned storage unit. Our prior home had a huge basement, a luxury missing in Florida. The charge for storage began at a fairly…