Bay seniors, joining the growing drought panic, might want to consider copying the elders of the Maasi who lead their tribe, when required, in rain-making dances. There is actually a wide choice of such precipitation performances including the Sioux, Zuni, Osage as well as Chinese, Slavic and Romanian versions. But seriously what about the state making a more serious effort at converting sea water? In Carlsbad, near San Diego, they are completing the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere, creating 50 million gallons of drinking water per day. You’d think some of Silicon Valley’s resident geniuses might be working on this critical problem.