COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — A local chainsaw carver says he’s received “a message from above,” seeing Jesus Christ in his carving of a cross.
Jake Klumpp makes all sorts of chainsaw carvings at his Comstock Park home, but what he decided to make for a friend last week stopped him in his tracks — with what he calls a little “divine intervention.”
“When I’m running my chainsaw it does kind of get me at peace,” he says.
It’s a hobby that leaves the 30 year old’s driveway filled with sawdust, emptying his mind of his daily worries.
He creates chainsaw carvings from any scrap wood he can get his hands on, but his most recent creation of a cross for a friend did more than just clear his mind.
“When I realized what it was I got quite a sensation inside,” Klumpp said.
His brother noticed it first.
“My brother said it was an image of Jesus on the cross,” he says.
The image is ingrained right in the wood.
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Boston’s having a rough go with snow. In the past 30 days, six feet of flakes have buried Beantown. There’s so much snow on the ground, in fact, that the city and surrounding regions are considering dumping it into the ocean to make room on the roads.
What would that mean for the Boston Harbor? Bob Chant, a professor of physical oceanography and estuarine dynamics at Rutgers University, says it boils down to a question of ecological impact vs. public safety. “If people are worried about debris from the streets getting into the harbor, they should worry about it the rest of the year too–not just this day,” Chant says.
Yes, snow gets dirty when it sits around. But all of that slush will reach the ocean by the spring. Besides, Chant says, road snow makes up very little of the area’s total snowfall. “They’re not clearing Fenway Park or Boston Commons … [the roads are] just a small part.”
Could adding all that snow from the roads at once add a lot of salt? By Chant’s calculation, the Boston Harbor contains about 10 million tons of salt. As of February 10, the city had dumped about 60,000 tons of the stuff onto roads, or less than 1 percent of what’s in the water. So even if all the snow from the streets entered the water at once, it still wouldn’t significantly impact the harbor’s salinity.
Running a bit behind today because I’m in the winter wonderland which is Boston. Just replace the words “winter wonderland” with the words “fucked up bullshit snowville.” (Seriously, it took me 3 hours to get to work)
Jeb Bush, a rumored 2016 Republican presidential candidate, just decided to publish hundreds of thousands of emails sent to him during his time as governor of Florida. On its face it seems like a great idea in the name of transparency, but there’s one huge problem: neither Bush nor those who facilitated the publication of the records, including the state government, decided to redact potentially sensitive personal information from them.
“In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here,” a note on Bush’s website says. “Some are funny; some are serious; some I wrote in frustration.” Some also contain the email addresses, home addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers of Florida residents. The emails are available in Outlook format, and can be searched on the web at Bush’s website.