Melissa Eisenberg

San Franciscans are workaholics, and we love to talk about it. (Courtesy Sisidunia)

Overheard in San Francisco

There are still people in San Francisco who talk. While there are…

San Franciscans are workaholics, and we love to talk about it. (Courtesy Sisidunia)
Despite its faults, San Francisco can be a beautiful, inspiring place to live. (Courtesy San Francisco Estuary Partnership)

My love letter to San Francisco

Sometimes, I think my career is keeping me here. I know I…

Despite its faults, San Francisco can be a beautiful, inspiring place to live. (Courtesy San Francisco Estuary Partnership)
You can be the smartest person in the world, but if you can’t communicate and engage, you live alone in your intelligence. (Courtesy photo)

Smart in The City

I don’t consider myself to be a genius; I barely consider myself…

You can be the smartest person in the world, but if you can’t communicate and engage, you live alone in your intelligence. (Courtesy photo)
If you avoid real-life interactions long enough, you may start forgetting certain social cues and proper emotional responses. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco IRL (in real life)

As another acronym to add to your list, IRL (in real life)…

If you avoid real-life interactions long enough, you may start forgetting certain social cues and proper emotional responses. (Courtesy photo)
For some reason, cars think they can stop in the middle of crosswalks and even continue to drive through the crosswalk when the pedestrians have the walk signal. (Courtesy photo)

Why couldn’t the San Franciscan cross the road?

Crosswalks are the bane of my existence. I am lucky enough to…

For some reason, cars think they can stop in the middle of crosswalks and even continue to drive through the crosswalk when the pedestrians have the walk signal. (Courtesy photo)
Even though San Francisco has so much to offer, it’s good to get out of town sometimes. (Courtesy stoppingineverystate.com)

To get out or not get out of the city

It’s hard to pull myself away from San Francisco. Despite its flaws,…

Even though San Francisco has so much to offer, it’s good to get out of town sometimes. (Courtesy stoppingineverystate.com)
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To birthday party or not birthday party?

I am on the verge of another birthday. While I am not…

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When first moving to San Francisco, it can be hard to break through socially. (Courtesy photo)

The San Francisco newbie

Similar to the earthquake prone ground underneath us, the foundation of human…

When first moving to San Francisco, it can be hard to break through socially. (Courtesy photo)
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The unavoidable flake

I had three events the same night last week. Each one of…

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When do you leave work?

San Francisco is notorious for the “flexible” work schedule. Unlike people in…

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With the increase in competitiveness and traffic — among other things — San Francisco is beginning to feel a lot like New York City. (Courtesy photo)

SF is turning into NYC

Some would disagree, but I keep noticing the little things that are…

With the increase in competitiveness and traffic — among other things — San Francisco is beginning to feel a lot like New York City. (Courtesy photo)
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The Techie Diet

So many people I know are on a low carb or totally…

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The political climate has really perked up in S.F. with the election of you-know-who. (Courtesy photo)

Charged by politicism

When it comes to our current political climate, my batteries are low.…

The political climate has really perked up in S.F. with the election of you-know-who. (Courtesy photo)
A good work culture starts with people being nice to each other, allowing open feedback and recognizing hard work. (Courtesy photo)

Working on work culture

Work culture in this city is interesting. On one hand, you have…

A good work culture starts with people being nice to each other, allowing open feedback and recognizing hard work. (Courtesy photo)
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We don’t talk anymore, San Francisco

It’s 5 p.m. I have had over 30 Slack conversations, 20 Facebook…

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When you have access to some of the innovative startups such as Airbnb and Getaround in a city like San Francisco, you don’t necessarily need to acquire as many things. (Courtesy Photography Life)

Acquiring access to SF

Reflecting on the past year, I am learning more about my city…

When you have access to some of the innovative startups such as Airbnb and Getaround in a city like San Francisco, you don’t necessarily need to acquire as many things. (Courtesy Photography Life)
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Who is your role model?

Surprisingly, it is quite difficult to find a role model in tech…

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It’s not always foggy in San Francisco, but whether rain or shine, the weather may have a lot to do with your outlook on life on any given day. (Courtesy photo)

Changing weather changes your perspective

Almost every time people come to visit, its gets foggy. I don’t…

It’s not always foggy in San Francisco, but whether rain or shine, the weather may have a lot to do with your outlook on life on any given day. (Courtesy photo)
With Thanksgiving approaching, city residents have much to be thankful for. (Courtesy photo)

Being grateful for everything SF

In light of Thanksgiving and the general feeling of gratitude, I wanted…

With Thanksgiving approaching, city residents have much to be thankful for. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco residents reacted to the election results with a mixture of fear, anger and confusion. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Election results highlight the SF bubble

No doubt, we live in a bubble. A wealthy, privileged and growing…

San Francisco residents reacted to the election results with a mixture of fear, anger and confusion. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)