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Foraging for Food

Boise chefs discuss finding and using wild plants in an interesting article in the Idaho Statesman this week. “Start with your yard,” one advises.

I hate to sound smug, but nobody will starve in my yard.

Remembering Ross Perot

Almost one in five U.S. voters cast a ballot for independent presidential candidate Ross Perot in 1992.

I was one of them, and I was sad to learn of his passing this week.

As a news reporter in Dallas, Texas, I had plenty of occasion to interact with Mr. Perot – but more important, to watch him interact with others.

July: What’s Blooming in the Office?

For the most part, orchids are hardy plants that let you know fairly quickly if they aren’t happy. Leaves turn yellow rather suddenly, or start looking like someone tried to fold them into accordion pleats.

My orchids seem to hunker down this time of year, resigned to getting through it at the hands of a caretaker who’s usually pretty good at noticing what they need – unless, of course, she’s on a deadline.

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