September 17, 2020

My Pemberton Moment

By David Haldane Sept. 17, 2020 The transformation was instantaneous. As if by magic, a beautiful woman suddenly turned into an odd-looking man. And just like […]
August 27, 2020

‘Til Death Do Us Part

By David Haldane Aug. 27, 2020   The first words out of my future mother-in-law’s mouth immediately grabbed my attention. “So,” she said, getting right to […]
May 14, 2020

Diapers

By David Haldane May 14, 2020   Want to receive “Expat Eye” weekly in your mailbox? Sign up here.   I haven’t changed a diaper in […]
April 16, 2020

Gone

By David Haldane April 16, 2020   The email took me by surprise. “Helene Aylon,” its headline read, “1931-2020.” I stared at it, then quickly read […]
April 2, 2020

Pregnancy in the Time of Covid

By David Haldane April 2, 2020   It didn’t seem real. That pretty much summed up my feelings about the new baby girl my wife is […]
January 23, 2020

Adira

By David Haldane Jan. 23, 2020   Her name will be Adira. In Hebrew it means strong, noble and powerful; all qualities I would impart to […]
August 1, 2019

Eighteen Roses

By David Haldane August 1, 2019   It was a dance of tears. Fortunately, happy ones rather than those of another kind. The scene took place […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 22, 2018

The Disappearance

By David Haldane Nov. 22, 2018 We met, I suppose, in the usual way for the beginnings of such relationships. If there is a usual way. […]
May 3, 2018

Lighting Up the Sky

By David Haldane May 3, 2018 It was the first time Caridad Beach had ever seen fireworks. We hadn’t exactly planned it that way. But as […]