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 July 18, 2017)
   We had a huge fight in the car the other day. As is often the case, it was over directions. I wanted to go one way, she wanted to go the other way. I'm sorry to say it got ugly.
   It's put a strain on our relationship, and I'm not sure we can recover. We had just begun to bond, and I was feeling a surge of love, and then it was all shattered.
   It all began in Half Moon Bay on Friday evening at rush hour. I was driving back to our home in Marin County. I knew the way, obviously, but since it was rush hour I decided I should be a man of the 21st century and check the traffic... (continue)


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