April 9, 2019

Dogs, Roosters and Bad Karaoke

By David Haldane April 4, 2019   I was suddenly awakened by a howl in the night. Somewhere close, a dog was complaining. But it wasn’t […]
March 18, 2019

Jerome

  By David Haldane March 18, 2019 His name was Jerome. For about three months, he was our driver. Now he’s not and I am once […]
March 12, 2019

Isaac’s Bog

By David Haldane March 12, 2019 It happened again the other day. I was at the private school my eight-year-old son, Isaac, attends in Surigao City. […]
February 12, 2019

Seventy

By David Haldane Feb. 12, 2019 My seventieth birthday came like a thief in the night. Instead of robbing me, though, it left me with riches. […]
February 3, 2019

Eating Yellow Dog

By David Haldane Feb. 3, 2019 Her name was Sandy. For the past five months, ever since we moved to the Philippines, she’s been yelping in […]
December 6, 2018

The Lost Grave

By David Haldane Dec. 6, 2018 It was as if somebody had dropped a burning matchstick onto my lap. First, there was a surprise, then the […]
November 15, 2018

A Caridad Halloween

By David Haldane Nov. 15, 2018 I have always had mixed feelings about Halloween. On the one hand, of course, it’s fun to see little witches […]
November 8, 2018

The Battle of Surigao Strait

By David Haldane Nov. 8, 2018 I haven’t always been a sucker for national anthems. Time was, in fact, when I was a long-haired radical who […]
April 5, 2018

Houston, We’ve got roof

By David Haldane April 5, 2018   The roof is red. The color is no surprise, of course, as we personally picked out tiles of that […]