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


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

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


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 see […]
September 20, 2018


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


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 […]
June 14, 2018

Rock Star

By David Haldane June 14, 2018   Flippant. That’s the best way to describe my usual response when asked why I want to live in the […]
May 16, 2018

A Different Way of Death

By David Haldane May 16, 2018 It seemed more like a birthday than a funeral. Resting in a raised wooden coffin with arms folded and eyes […]
April 19, 2018

The Thing About Poop

By David Haldane April 19, 2018 There’s something about poop that makes Westerners nervous. Though I can’t say exactly what it is, I do know this; […]
March 29, 2018

Marriage, Engraved

By David Haldane March 29, 2018   I spent most of yesterday typing. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a job to which I am fairly accustomed. […]