Summit Up 7-27-10: Restoring karmic balance to the universe |

Summit Up 7-27-10: Restoring karmic balance to the universe

by Summit UP
Summit Daily/Mark Fox

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that believes hummingbird season is in full swing. Those li’l suckers are everywhere! Make sure you get your feeder out and give them a dose of sugar. Remember, it’s 1 part sugar to 3 parts water. They’ll love you for it.


Here’s a Scum Alert! Scum Alert! going out from Charlotte Clarke, recycling center volunteer extraordinaire, who writes discouragingly:

“I volunteer at the Recycle Centers but some @#%* keeps stealing my tools! Last week it was my rake, this week my broom, a few weeks ago I lost a stepstool and grabber, literally, while my back was turned. I pay for these myself and am retired. I cannot afford new ones right now so the centers are going to get REAL DIRTY REAL SOON. These tools were clearly marked as RECYCLE VOLUNTEER.

“If anyone has a spare rake or broom, please put them behind the battery shack at Frisco center. I’m there almost every day. I will try to lock them somehow. Arrrgh!”

What the heck! C’mon people, that’s some seriously bad karma. If anyone can help Charlotte out with some tools, you’ve got the instructions.


We’re always happy to offset a Scum Alert with an Angel Alert! R. Hamilton writes thusly:

“This past week we took two grand kids (ages 8 and 11) on a jeep ride to the top of Peak 10. It was our first adventure up that way and we found it both exhilarating and a little intimidating. But the GKs absolutely loved it. As we approached the top where the old weather tower and communication dishes were located, we spotted a three-man crew there working on the tower preparing it for new dishes (the old dishes were blown away in a storm October, 2009, according to the crew).

“The young men said they worked for the county and made many trips to the top repairing the equipment. As only an 8-year-old could, he let one of the crew members know that he was hungry (we failed to bring along adequate provisions!). Quick as a flash, out came the lunch box and two large Snickers bars were placed into hungry hands.

“We did not get the names of all three but one was named Mark. They really were special friendly guys and our GKs will not forget them soon. Truly mountain top angels.”

Nice. Karmic balance is restored! Gotta run folks, happy Tuesday!

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