Category: Member Musings

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member. Class Notes   My alumni magazine came today. I go right to “Class Notes.” There I find out that my fellow classmates are CEOs of major companies, or have…

Member Musings: Iris Shur

Member Musings features the reflections and thoughts of an NPC member. Selling a Home   There were people in my house, dozens of them, opening my closets, checking out my cupboards, measuring my walls and floors. An invasion of strangers…

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…