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 28, 2019

First Communion

By David Haldane Nov. 28, 2019   The voices of children. There’s nothing quite like it, especially when they’re raised in song. I had occasion to […]
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 […]
October 31, 2019

Drum Rolls

By David Haldane Oct. 31, 2019 It never gets old. No matter how many times I hear the drum rolls, see the flags raised, marvel to […]
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, […]