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 March 20, 2018)
   I only have one grandchild, and she can't talk yet (or do much of anything), but if I had a couple in the vicinity of 12 years old, I expect we'd have the following conversation:

   Little Jimmy: Grandpa, explain to us again why we'll never own our own home.
   Me: That's not true, Little Jimmy. You can own your own home someday. You'll just have to move far, far away.
   Little Susie: (starting to cry) But I don't want to leave my friends and family.
   Me: (patting her little head) Don't be a crybaby, Little Susie. You might like Reno. Or Detroit. Or North Dakota.... (continue)


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