September 24, 2020

Dark Skies

By David Haldane Sept. 24, 2020 It was like stepping into a surreal world under a dark cloud of gloom. Exiting the terminal at Los Angeles […]
September 10, 2020

Covid Blame Game

By David Haldane Sept. 10, 2020   Sometimes it seems as if God gave us fingers for one purpose only: to point. More specifically, to point […]
August 20, 2020

Train to Butuan

By David Haldane Aug. 20, 2020   I know, I know; it wasn’t a train but a car, and we weren’t in South Korea but the […]
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 […]