George P. Denny was born in San Francisco, returned for a master’s degree a decade ago, and has spent the last five years living in Hayes Valley. He loves the community aspect that Hayes offered abundantly before the pandemic: making friends with familiar strangers, talking politics with local small business owners, and the smiling faces who know what you’re craving the moment you walk into nearby bars and restaurants. George is highly concerned with the lack of transparency in our civic dialogue regarding crime and the gridlock of terrible ideas that doom the future of our care for the homeless. In his free time, George enjoys beach towns, films, reading, discussions on complex subjects, and live music or comedy. He only writes about two subjects, and only ever does so as a result of two emotions: rage, reserved for politics, and agony, in reference to his own love stories.
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