March 26, 2020

Singing from the Balconies

By David Haldane March 26, 2020   Three hours. That’s how long I spent on Facebook Messenger the other day, chatting affectionately with a long-lost friend […]
March 12, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten

By David Haldane March 12, 2020   It’s happened too many times to be accidental. The first instance involved a lovely married couple we hired to, […]
March 5, 2020

Blessing

By David Haldane March 5, 2020   My only moment of uncertainty came when the priest sprinkled holy water onto our door. There, mounted firmly inside […]
February 13, 2020

Reveille

By David Haldane February 13, 2020 I have never been an early riser. Where I live, mornings are like hell on earth filled with the damnable […]
February 6, 2020

Insanity

By David Haldane February 6, 2020   The message was simple, but it took me by surprise. “I love you, Dad. I just called to tell […]
January 30, 2020

Different Worlds

By David Haldane Jan. 30, 2020   It was as if they were broadcasting from parallel universes. Catching up on events in the US the other […]
January 23, 2020

Adira

By David Haldane Jan. 23, 2020   Her name will be Adira. In Hebrew it means strong, noble and powerful; all qualities I would impart to […]
January 10, 2020

A Tooth in My Popsicle (2)

By David Haldane Jan. 9, 2020   We had just started eating desert at our favorite restaurant, when I bit into something hard. “Wow,” I exclaimed […]
December 26, 2019

Pajamas

By David Haldane Dec. 26, 2019   The situation was urgent. Two young women recommended to us as potential housekeepers had arrived to be interviewed for […]
December 12, 2019

Invasion

By David Haldane Dec. 12, 2019     It looked like an invasion. Dozens of young men were marching past our house in long meandering lines, […]
November 21, 2019

For Sale by Owner

By David Haldane Nov. 21, 2019   The moment was both painful and revealing. About a year earlier, my wife and I had purchased a 2012 […]
November 14, 2019

The Trashman is Here!

By David Haldane Nov. 14, 2019   It never fails. Every week – generally, but not always, on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday – we are startled […]