Nick Hoppe Columns

Nick Hoppe's columns 
appear every Tuesday in the San Francisco Chronicle on the back page of the Datebook Section. His father, former San Francisco Chronicle and nationally syndicated columnist Arthur Hoppe, wrote for a living. Fortunately,  Nick has other means of support. His topics include business columns relating to the common absurdities of owning a business (he owns restaurants and retail stores throughout  California), general lifestyle columns, and travel columns.
But no matter what he is writing about, rest assured that he is not taking it too seriously.

(Posted September 19, 2017)
   On most nights, my wife and I get ready for bed around the same time. We go through our routine, do a little reading, and then turn off the lights for a blissful night's sleep. Sounds good, but living with someone is never always that easy. It's all about timing.
   On this particular night, I was in the family room, watching the late night news. As occasionally happens, my wife had gone to bed earlier, and it was 50-50 whether she was still reading or had turned off the lights and was sleeping.
   I shut off the television and headed for the bedroom. I looked at the bottom of the closed door and saw that it was dark inside... (continue)


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