October 22, 2020

Suicide in the Time of Covid

By David Haldane Oct. 22, 2020   The pictures are hard to look at. Posted by a friend in Dalaguete, Cebu, they show a lovely young […]
October 15, 2020

Death of an Icon

By David Haldane Oct. 15, 2020   The death was not without pain. For anyone growing up in Southern California, as I did, the name was […]
October 2, 2020

Long Distance Learning

By David Haldane Oct. 1, 2020   My 9-year-old son has become a night owl. Sometimes he does arithmetic while I try to sleep. Other nights […]
August 6, 2020

Revolution in America: The Transitional Slogan

  By David Haldane Aug. 6, 2020   Sometimes I see it in dreams. It was 1972, an election year in America much like the one […]
July 30, 2020

Fit to Print

By David Haldane July 30, 2020   The first thing I noticed at the 1350 Club was an abundance of naked men wearing towels. The second […]
May 7, 2020

Foreigner

Not receiving this column by email? Sign up here. By David Haldane May 7, 2020   The video speaks for itself. In it, a shirtless man […]
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 […]
January 17, 2020

Armageddon Postponed

By David Haldane Jan. 16, 2020   I woke up last week to the news that World War III had been postponed. Once again, it seemed, […]
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 […]
March 30, 2019

Goodbye and Hello

By David Haldane March 28, 2019 Déjà vu. That’s how I felt recently upon learning that I would be writing a weekly column for this newspaper.  […]
March 18, 2019

Jerome

  By David Haldane March 18, 2019 His name was Jerome. For about three months, he was our driver. Now he’s not and I am once […]
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 […]