March 18, 2021

Free at Last

By David Haldane March 18, 2021   I recently passed a milestone. The strange thing, though, was that I didn’t even know it. I realized, of […]
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 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 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 […]
November 19, 2020

Blood Pressure: Why Mine is Lower in the Philippines

By David Haldane Nov. 19, 2020   At first, I didn’t believe it. “Your blood pressure is very high,” the doctor said, looking several degrees sterner […]
October 29, 2020

The Cost of Fear

By David Haldane Oct. 29, 2020   The meeting was awkward. It involved three grown men standing on the sidewalk of a public park. One of […]
October 22, 2020

Suicide in the Time of Covid

By David Haldane Oct. 22, 2020   The pictures are hard to look at. Posted by a friend in Dalaguete, Cebu, they show a lovely young […]
October 15, 2020

Death of an Icon

By David Haldane Oct. 15, 2020   The death was not without pain. For anyone growing up in Southern California, as I did, the name was […]