January 20, 2022

Studying Shakespeare

By David Haldane Jan. 20, 2022     It was the first time I recall Shakespeare ever putting a lump in my throat. It happened in […]
January 13, 2022

Omicron is Good News for Everyone

By David Haldane Jan. 13, 2022   The headline was so unobtrusive I almost missed it. “How to know if those are Omicron symptoms, or maybe […]
January 6, 2022

Thanks Very Big

By David Haldane Jan. 6, 2022   The video is hard to watch without getting emotional. In it, dozens of neighbors gather at the Siargao Island […]
December 30, 2021

Swept Away

By David Haldane Dec. 30, 2021   It was only a typewriter. An antique machine upon which, many years ago, I began to write. Now it […]
December 23, 2021

Severely Damaged

By David Haldane Dec. 23, 2021   We finally got the bad news at 1:45 in the morning. Our Surigao City dream house had been “severely […]
December 16, 2021

Leaving the Children Behind

By David Haldane Dec. 16, 2021   This morning I heard my son singing in the shower. It was a merry song, the kind an 11-year-old […]
December 9, 2021

Double-edged Sword

By David Haldane Dec. 9. 2021   My wife, Ivy, came home with some good news yesterday; the small community hospital she works at in Big […]
December 2, 2021

The Mexico of Asia

By David Haldane Dec. 2, 2021   I still remember the first time I set foot in the Philippines. My immediate reaction: “Wow, this is the […]
November 18, 2021

Weird Angles

By David Haldane Nov. 18, 2021   The thing I remember most is the moonbeams on the water. Like crazy lightning bolts from above, they careened […]
November 11, 2021

Rest in Peace, Uncle Jorge

By David Haldane Nov. 11, 2021   This is the story of a man and his hat. The hat is a military green cap adorned at […]
November 4, 2021

Reverence and Gratitude

By David Haldane Nov. 4, 2021   It all happened again last week. The salutes. The proud words of praise. The dual bugles playing reverie; the […]
October 28, 2021

In Your Hands

By David Haldane Oct. 28, 2021   I have a friend on Siargao Island fond of sharing parables. One of his favorites is about a wise […]