My wife

Amy is a public health epidemiologist and currently an Assistant Professor at UCSF School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the environmental effects on birth outcomes and is absolutely fascinating.

My son

Lucas Alexander Bauer was born on the fourth day of Christmas (four calling birds!), on December 28, 2018. We are blissed out!

My daughter

Lina Marguerite Bauer was born on Martin Luther King Day of 2017. She is amazing. You should see her crawl, or better, smile. (Actually, I can’t possibly keep this blurb up-to-date! By now she is walking, running, dancing….)


Shotokan Karate of America is the oldest karate organization in the United States. At the San Francisco Dojo, located in Haight-Ashbury, we are dedicated to teaching and studying Shotokan Karate in the traditional Japanese manner, following the teachings of Master Gichin Funakoshi and Tsutomu Ohshima, Shihan (head instructor) of SKA. I am one of the instructors and the dojo manager. Come visit!

Are you the San Francisco restaurant critic?

I wish! I get asked that a lot, and occasionally I get a really good table. The food critic Michael Bauer works for the San Francisco Chronicle and writes really great restaurant reviews, which you can read here.