April 13, 2019

My Life As An Ichthyophobic

By David Haldane April 11, 2019 It all started with a fish. I must have been about seven when my mother laid one on my plate […]
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 5, 2019

Broken

By David Haldane March 5, 2019 Somehow, I knew from the beginning that it was too good to be true. A 2015 Yamaha Mio scooter, not […]
February 18, 2019

Ants, Rats, Lizards and Spiders

By David Haldane Feb. 18, 2019 For the longest time, I thought it was me. I’d be lying in bed, just dropping off the sleep, when […]
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 […]
January 29, 2019

Home

By David Haldane Aug. 2, 2018   The thing that finally got to me was the abundance of tears. Some belonged to friends plainly sad to […]
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 […]
September 20, 2018

Parade

By David Haldane Sept. 20, 2018 I have always loved parades. Only one, however, has made me cry. I’m speaking of the 34thannual Bonok-Bonok street dancing […]
July 12, 2018

Nightmare

By David Haldane July 12, 2018 It’s a scene that would be at home in most people’s nightmares. Your mother wakes up gasping for breath. It’s […]
July 5, 2018

High Heels

By David Haldane July 5, 2018 In the end, it was a question of heels. If she could just find a decent pair of high ones, […]
June 28, 2018

Left Turns

By David Haldane June 28, 2018   It was the kind of announcement you don’t want to hear from a pilot. Especially one controlling the airplane […]