April 30, 2020

House Arrest

Want to receive these posts by email? Subscribe here! By David Haldane   April 30, 2020   Let me tell you what scares me. Shuttered shops […]
March 12, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten

By David Haldane March 12, 2020   It’s happened too many times to be accidental. The first instance involved a lovely married couple we hired to, […]
March 5, 2020

Blessing

By David Haldane March 5, 2020   My only moment of uncertainty came when the priest sprinkled holy water onto our door. There, mounted firmly inside […]
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 […]
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, […]
January 10, 2020

A Tooth in My Popsicle (2)

By David Haldane Jan. 9, 2020   We had just started eating desert at our favorite restaurant, when I bit into something hard. “Wow,” I exclaimed […]
January 3, 2020

High

By David Haldane Jan. 2, 2020   It was the electrical outlets that finally did it. For a long time we waited for the air conditioning, […]
December 26, 2019

Pajamas

By David Haldane Dec. 26, 2019   The situation was urgent. Two young women recommended to us as potential housekeepers had arrived to be interviewed for […]
November 28, 2019

First Communion

By David Haldane Nov. 28, 2019   The voices of children. There’s nothing quite like it, especially when they’re raised in song. I had occasion to […]
November 21, 2019

For Sale by Owner

By David Haldane Nov. 21, 2019   The moment was both painful and revealing. About a year earlier, my wife and I had purchased a 2012 […]
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 […]
October 11, 2019

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

By David Haldane Oct. 10, 2019   The stench was overpowering. Curious as to its source, I stepped out onto the veranda. And there, for the […]