Grebe Lake – Chinese Diamonds are not Forever

One morning this past October I returned to Grebe Lake for some much needed serenity. With my binoculars on my chest, new scope and tripod over my right shoulder, folding stool hanging on my left shoulder, and thermos full of fresh black coffee tucked under my left arm I happily strolled down the path to the best scoping spot. The weather was perfect – a crisp, clear, sunny Autumn morning.

Arriving at the scope spot, I quickly scanned the lake with my binoculars (as expected, lots of grebes!) and then busied myself with getting the scope and stool situated at a comfortable height and mutual distance.

Throughout these short few minutes I was dimly aware of noise in the background but it wasn’t until I had finished setting up and poured myself a cup of coffee that I stopped to properly consider the source.

A few moments’ focus revealed the tell-tale bangs, clangs, and whirrrrrs of a dump truck… a DUMP TRUCK!

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BREAKING NEWS: Meteorite atop Star Village’s mountain comes from Earth!

The other day I had an hour to pass in a spartan waiting room while my phone was being repaired. As a last resort, I grabbed the local paper and started flipping through it. My disinterest was soon overcome by sheer delight as my eyes lit upon a ridiculous, deadpan, and utterly charming article entitled “Meteorite atop Star Village’s mountain comes from Earth!” Herein I’ve translated it for your enjoyment:

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