Good morning from Spokane, Washington! I was here to run a popular 12km race called Bloomsday yesterday. 

Invitation: Speaking of running and more on topic, if you're in D.C. Tuesday evening, join me for a run around town and then an informal talk on all things energy, climate and the environment. I'm the guest speaker with Envirorun, a nonprofit networking group.

My latest column is my second glossary installment on electricity, building off a more general energy and climate primer published in February. I'll offer a glimpse of that, and then Ben Geman will get you up to speed on the rest.