Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

April 7, 2022

Another Day Off

By David Haldane April 7, 2022   The silence was unsettling. On a Monday morning usually given to the strangely soothing sounds of hammers crunching nails, […]
April 1, 2022

Defining Gender

By David Haldane March 31, 2022   The moment oozed drama. “Can you define the word ‘woman’?” a Republican senator asked President Joe Biden’s nominee for […]
March 24, 2022

America’s Decline

By David Haldane March 24, 2022     As an American child growing up in the 1950s, my parents and teachers reminded me regularly of the […]
March 17, 2022

TikTok Tidings

By David Haldane March 17, 2022     The news was astonishing. “Significant breaking news out of Ukraine,” the broadcaster breathlessly intoned. “Ukraine has killed a […]
March 10, 2022

Back to the Barricades

By David Haldane March 10, 2022     For the first time in decades, I feel like an antiwar protestor. It’s not an entirely novel sensation. As […]
March 2, 2022

The People’s Convoy

By David Haldane March 3, 2022     There were more flags than I’d seen in a while. American, Canadian… plus a few particularly suited for […]
February 24, 2022

Tik-Toking Teens

 By David Haldane Feb. 24, 2022     It became an almost weekly occurrence at our house in Surigao City. My teenage nieces would gather somewhere […]
February 17, 2022

The Lost Boys

By David Haldane Feb. 17, 2022     The news was encouraging. “He seems to be trying harder,” the masked woman across the table from us […]
February 10, 2022

Who Do You Trust?

By David Haldane Feb. 10, 2022     When I was a college student in Southern California, the name Ferdinand Marcos evoked visions of hell. Wasn’t […]
February 3, 2022

Embracing the New Normal

By David Haldane Feb. 3, 2022     It started as a mild itch in the throat. It developed into a deep-throated cough. And then I […]
January 26, 2022

The Past Swept Away

By David Haldane January 27, 2021   There was something comforting about living across the street from a monument to history.   On Tuesday mornings, we’d […]
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 […]