I love this joke.

An atom walks into a bar. The bartender pours him a drink and says, “You look sad, what’s up?”

The atom says, “I lost an electron.”

The bartender says, “Are you sure?”

The atom says, “I’m positive.”

And this one: Never trust an atom. They make up everything.

I must have gained a few electrons lately. I’ve been kinda negative.

In not-jokey news, CA finally does something smart. Win-win with photovoltaic covers on open canals. It’s just common sense, but there’s very little of that in government these days.

But if you want really big solutions to Earth’s really big problems, go talk to Casey Handmer – he’s got it covered. His terra-scale engineering ideas make complete sense to me. My vote is Handmer for Secretary of Energy. And Interior. And Environment.

Good for Illinois and Gov Pritzger! Fight back against book bans. I loved his quote:

“Book bans are about censorship, marginalizing people, marginalizing ideas and facts,” Pritzker declared at the Harold Washington Library, the crown jewel of Chicago’s public library system. “Regimes ban books, not democracies.”