February: What's Blooming In the Office?


The plant in the top photo is an oncidium; the bottom is a cymbidium. You could also call them mixed blessings.

Yes, they are beautiful, and the oncidium emits a heavenly scent. But the Treasure Valley Orchid Society Show & Sale isn’t until April 14-15 this year, and by then these blooms will be long gone.

Back to the Basics

I helped a news organization with its Twitter feed for the State of the Union address this week.

The company had the youthful SoMe expertise, and needed the news savvy to go with it. I rarely participate in social media – but I know a good story or an attention-grabbing quote when I see it.

Together, it was a good pairing – and if you’re a news junkie like me, a fun way to spend an evening.

A Culinary Throwback: Tuna Tempties

When she was visiting for the holidays, I asked my sister if there are any foods she misses since becoming a vegetarian at least 20 years ago.

She didn't skip a beat. “Tuna Tempties,” she said with a sigh.

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