October 11, 2019

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

By David Haldane Oct. 10, 2019   The stench was overpowering. Curious as to its source, I stepped out onto the veranda. And there, for the […]
October 3, 2019

Calamity

By David Haldane Oct. 3, 2019 Not too long ago, I stood on the deck of a ship that had killed lots of people. It wasn’t […]
September 24, 2019

Heartbeat!

By David Haldane Sept. 19, 2019   Last week I saw God in a parade. It was the kickoff event for the 35th annual Banok-Banok street-dancing […]
September 6, 2019

Moving Day

By David Haldane Sept. 5, 2019   Like a lumbering turtle, the little house made its way slowly down the road. To a casual observer, the […]
August 30, 2019

Banned!

By David Haldane Aug. 29, 2019   It was a day of darkness. It began, as many do, with a leisurely morning surf along the teeming […]
August 22, 2019

Alarm!

By David Haldane Aug. 22, 2019   The end of the world began with a burp. It was 8 a.m. when I was awakened by the […]
August 15, 2019

Chaos

By David Haldane August 15, 2019   It was three a.m. when my call finally went through. At work in California where it was still daylight, […]
July 18, 2019

Tangled Legs

By David Haldane July 18, 2019   This morning I awoke with a foot in my mouth. It wasn’t the first time; in fact, it’s been […]
July 11, 2019

Hidden Flags

By David Haldane July 11, 2019   For us, it all came down to a tee shirt. Ivy – my Filipino wife who became a US […]
May 23, 2019

Badass!

By David Haldane May 23, 2019   I think it’s the helmet that finally did it. It was a sleek, stylish little model made by Adidas […]
May 16, 2019

Sealed Lips

By David Haldane May 16, 2019   The warnings were vociferous. Strewn among the various online expat forums to which I subscribe, they were stern and […]
April 26, 2019

The Pool

By David Haldane April 25, 2019   At the center of everything lies the pool. To members of the Atoyay Farmer’s Association of Bucas Grande island […]