April 8, 2021

Crossing Borders

By David Haldane April 8, 2021   One of the happiest days of my life was the one in which my Filipino fiancé arrived in America. […]
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 30, 2020

Different Worlds

By David Haldane Jan. 30, 2020   It was as if they were broadcasting from parallel universes. Catching up on events in the US the other […]
August 30, 2019

Banned!

By David Haldane Aug. 29, 2019   It was a day of darkness. It began, as many do, with a leisurely morning surf along the teeming […]
August 22, 2019

Alarm!

By David Haldane Aug. 22, 2019   The end of the world began with a burp. It was 8 a.m. when I was awakened by the […]
August 15, 2019

Chaos

By David Haldane August 15, 2019   It was three a.m. when my call finally went through. At work in California where it was still daylight, […]
July 18, 2019

Tangled Legs

By David Haldane July 18, 2019   This morning I awoke with a foot in my mouth. It wasn’t the first time; in fact, it’s been […]
June 20, 2019

My Kingdom for a Corkscrew

By David Haldane June 20, 2019   It’s called a corkscrew. Back in the US where I come from, they are as common as, well, mosquitos […]
April 9, 2019

Dogs, Roosters and Bad Karaoke

By David Haldane April 4, 2019   I was suddenly awakened by a howl in the night. Somewhere close, a dog was complaining. But it wasn’t […]
March 18, 2019

Jerome

  By David Haldane March 18, 2019 His name was Jerome. For about three months, he was our driver. Now he’s not and I am once […]
September 6, 2018

Brownout

By David Haldane Sept. 6, 2018 It always happens at the most inopportune time. You’re having dinner with friends about to make a point that, you […]
August 30, 2018

Window

By David Haldane Aug. 30, 2018 The house is far from finished. There are loose wires everywhere, piles of wet cement, floors that need tiling and […]