Paul Berens

Places 📍

“The ache for home lives in all of us.” (—Maya Angelou)

Hic Manebimus Optime

I treasure San Francisco for its beauty and charm and distinctiveness, while, at the same time, I lament its deterioration1. What can one do—apart from leaving—but accentuate the positive and vote?

Where I’ve lived 🏠

Prior to SF I’ve always been east of the Mississippi and north of the 41°.

(Bubble size = time spent)

West to East: San Francisco, Calif.; Saint Paul, Minn.; Wausau, Wis.; Chicago, Ill.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Boston, Mass.

Where I’ve traveled 🧳

Countries █░░░░░░░░░ 11%
States █████████░ 94%
  1. 65% of San Franciscans say life in the city is worse now than when they moved here, San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 2022; San Francisco’s Slow-Motion Suicide, National Review, Apr. 2019;