January 31st, 2013

Christmas in Cali

Five years ago in these pages I put myself on a five-year plan to move to San Francisco. It hasn’t happened (yet). And technically, I have ’til harvest season to make good on my prediction. But the truth is, I’ve been planting roots both literal and figurative here in Boston, and I find myself walking […]

July 4th, 2009

I left my heart in…

…San Francisco. Again. This time it wasn’t the cowboys that captivated me, but the cows. Driving back from Napa en route to the Frisco airport on the last leg of my annual California journey, I rear-ended my rental when I found myself completely awe-stuck and staring out the passenger window at black & white striped […]

Renting a Prius to drive the California coast just seemed like the right move. As a sanctimonious New Yorker, I love being able to exclude myself from the guilt I associate with the driving culture of the rest of the country. So renting a hybrid for a week of joy riding on the west coast […]

October 24th, 2008

San Fran-Fucking-Cisco

I love San Francisco. I feel like I could live there. If I didn’t already live in the greatest city on the planet, a move might be imminent. As is, I give myself five years before the lure of The West is too profound to ignore. Ideally, I’d be bi-coastal. The thing is, I’ve never […]

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