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

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 3, 2019

Our House is a Very, Very, Very Fine House

By David Haldane Jan. 3, 2019 The thing about our house is that it has an echo. More of a rumble, really. If you’re on the […]
December 27, 2018

A Tooth In My Popsicle

By David Haldane Dec. 27, 2018 We had just started eating dessert at our favorite restaurant when I bit into something hard. “Wow,” I exclaimed incredulously […]
December 20, 2018

A Barangay Christmas

By David Haldane Dec. 20, 2018 The thing that changed my mood, I think, was the man swinging a stick rifle with the coconut on his […]
December 13, 2018

Trees

By David Haldane   Dec. 13, 2018 For me, it’s all about the trees. Six of them. For many years, certainly, as long as I can remember, they’ve been […]
December 6, 2018

The Lost Grave

By David Haldane Dec. 6, 2018 It was as if somebody had dropped a burning matchstick onto my lap. First, there was a surprise, then the […]
November 29, 2018

Moving Up

Moving Up
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. […]
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 […]
November 8, 2018

The Battle of Surigao Strait

By David Haldane Nov. 8, 2018 I haven’t always been a sucker for national anthems. Time was, in fact, when I was a long-haired radical who […]