Sunday, October 17, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. Pacific Coast Mission District Retreat, October 15-17, 2021 Holy Cross Lutheran Church, PacificaSunday, October 17, 2021 -- (Ignatius) Bible Study in Ezekiel 38 at 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion Worship at 11:00 a.m., featuring Bishop Emeritus John … [Read more...] about Thomas Nibbe Sermon: Just Be Present Anyway
It is not an exaggeration to say that New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park is under siege. A surge of oil and gas development threatens this ancestral site, recognized as one of the architectural marvels of the world and revered by Native Americans who consider it a living … [Read more...] about Commentary: Chaco Culture National Park is under siege
Thomas L. Knapp/My Turn On Oct. 5, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the U.S. Senate, decrying her former employer's "destructive impact" and warning that "without action, divisive and extremist behaviors we see today are only the beginning." Per Haugen's … [Read more...] about Commentary: Legacy Social Media — free as in beer, not as in speech
You gotta love this quote from a story about San Francisco’s homeless tent camps that are prominently peppered throughout the city. The SFChron reports: “It’s clear these encampments can’t be left to fester and grow. Sam Dodge, the new head of HSOC, said they’ve been the sites of fires, … [Read more...] about Frederick Commentary: This is the plan for the homeless — feces, urine, needles, trash and rats?
Tom Andrews/My Turn The onset of Fleet Week in San Francisco brings back memories of an event that occurred six months ago. In April, we commissioned the USS OAKLAND (LCS 24) at the Port of Oakland. It was a wonderful event, attended by a few hundred people, most in their cars, … [Read more...] about Commentary: There is hope in the Navy
Sherman R. Frederick/Publisher Now comes the news that if you no longer fit into the jeans you wore when you were 21-years-old, you are a top candidate for type-2 diabetes. But here’s the good news: If you can lose 10 to 15% of your body weight, you can “achieve remission” from type-2 … [Read more...] about Sherman R. Frederick Commentary: Best of luck, Slim
I’m a fan of Ken Burns’ work. His PBS series on baseball and national parks were a joy to watch. So, my ears perked up when he recently compared current times with the American Civil War. Burns said the current times we live in are “really serious,” adding that there have been “three great … [Read more...] about Sherman Frederick Column: Are we really on the verge of a civil war?
Sam Keller/My Turn The Chinese word for crisis is written with two brushstrokes - one for danger, one for opportunity. In this spirit, the pandemic will hopefully lead to new ways of being and interacting that foster a more peaceful, sustainable world. As one small silver lining, … [Read more...] about My Turn: Working Without Borders
Good morning! May this Sunday be a day of wonderful, amazing, and endearing experiences for you and yours! We've been excited and warmed by the baptism of five infants in the church in the past several weeks at Holy Cross. We are also excited by the activity and interest in our church of young … [Read more...] about Thomas Nibbe Sermon: The Jesus in Emily was Pure Gold
After cautiously living the COVID life for the last year and a half, my wife and I ventured out for a road trip to experience a real, live, in-person, honest-to-goodness music festival. It was held in Kingston, N.M., a spent 1880’s mining town just outside the Gila National Forest. The … [Read more...] about Sherman Frederick Column: It’s time to get on with livin’