A week or so ago, I went to a crazy sounding conference. A summer weekend in Palm Springs, you know that is the desert, right? Just next to DEATH VALLEY. July is definitely way off season for that oasis. Topping out at around 110 degrees, it was hot and almost oppressively so. But…there was a salt water pool. And boozy sno-cones. And lots of interesting and creative minded people… so it turned out to be one of my favorite weekends in a good while.