Paul Berens

San Francisco — Hic Manebimus Optime

SF has been home for the last . I can both appreciate its beauty and fog and distinctiveness, and at the same time lament its problems1234.

Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach Baker Beach, December 2013.

A few favourites/recos for visitors5:

  1. Gibson, Michael, “San Francisco’s Slow-Motion Suicide”, National Review, Apr. 8, 2019. 

  2. Arroyo, Noah, “65% of San Franciscans say life in the city is worse now than when they moved here”, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep. 13, 2022. 

  3. Moritz, Michael, “Even Democrats Like Me Are Fed Up With San Francisco”, New York Times, Feb. 26, 2023 

  4. Heller, Nathan, “What Happened to San Francisco, Really?”, The New Yorker, Oct. 16, 2023 

  5. At our life/family stage, I definitely don’t know what’s cool (or even still operating). 

  6. A little touristy but you’ll survive. 

  7. Change “motor” to “bigwheel” if it’s Easter