My tree guy came by today to pick up a tool he forgot the last time he was here. It was a beautiful day, and he's not busy yet, so he stopped to chat. We talked about the unseasonable weather, which has gone on so long that all the trees are budding out, and what that bodes for the tree fruit crop; and all the work he's getting from new pine bark beetle infestations. I've never talked to my tree guy about politics. He is a white non-college-educated man, and if he voted for 45, I would rather not know, because I like him. And he's never talked to me about politics, presumably because my trees need a lot more work and I pay in full and on time. But today, for some reason, he said, "I don't know where you stand politically, but these guys! And the stupid things they're doing!" So we spent a few enjoyable minutes arrghing about Pruitt, and pipelines, and fracking, and the aquifer, and Cory Gardner. And then he told me about the newly discovered exoplanets.