Expat Eye: My Philippine Journey

February 11, 2021

Still Playing Hooky

By David Haldane Feb. 11, 2021   It was a typical day. My 10-year-old son slept until 11 a.m. Then he got up, played games on […]
February 4, 2021

Boarded Windows

By David Haldane Feb. 4, 2021   The boards are everywhere. Driving along the nighttime streets, you see them on the storefront windows. Some stand nailed […]
January 28, 2021

A Poke in the Arm

By David Haldane Jan. 28, 2021   The long line of cars snaked through the landscape like an angry serpent. At each of several intervals stood […]
January 21, 2021

Old Friends

By David Haldane Jan. 21, 2021   It had been nearly two years since we’d last met. Heather and I go way back. Sometime in the […]
January 14, 2021

Second American Revolution?

By David Haldane Jan. 14, 2021   I couldn’t believe it was real. As thousands of protestors converged on the US capitol building in Washington, D.C., […]
January 7, 2021

Landlocked

By David Haldane Jan. 7, 2021   The official notice came on New Year’s Day. “Ban on Entry of Travelers from the United States,” screamed the […]
December 31, 2020

Adira in the Morning

By David Haldane Dec. 31, 2020   A gentle tapping on the shoulder. That’s how my mornings begin in these uncertain times. Eventually, I open my […]
December 24, 2020

The New COVID Elite

By David Haldane Dec. 24, 2020     So far, I have noticed no change. She is still the lovely, sweet-tempered woman I married more than […]
December 18, 2020

The Pod

By David Haldane Dec. 17, 2020   In the culture of resistance, they call them cells. Small circles of like-minded comrades with little or no connection […]
December 10, 2020

Ode to the Joshua Tree

By David Haldane Dec. 9, 2020   The namesake of a prophet lives in my front yard. The prophet’s name was Joshua, a man who reportedly […]
December 3, 2020

Civil Disobedience

By David Haldane Dec. 3, 2020   The instructions couldn’t have been clearer. Reacting to an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases just before Thanksgiving, the Governor […]
November 26, 2020

A C0VID Thanksgiving

By David Haldane Nov. 26, 2020   The timing was perfect. Less than a week before Thanksgiving–the quintessential American holiday during which families and friends gather […]