July 15, 2021

Love Postponed

By David Haldane July 15, 2021     It all seemed so easy at first. Jared and Rei met online at a dating site called OkCupid; […]
July 1, 2021

Mandatory Jabs

By David Haldane June 30, 2021   He doesn’t always mean what he says. Then again, sometimes he does. Which is why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s […]
June 16, 2021

The Cavalry

By David Haldane June 16, 2021   Given the current political climate, it’s been a while since I’ve felt much pride in the doings of my […]
June 10, 2021

The Green Lane

By David Haldane June 10, 2021   The relief felt tangible. “Quarantine for vaccinated foreigners eased,” the Business World  headline screamed. “The government on Thursday approved […]
June 2, 2021

Sitting in the Dark

By David Haldane June 2, 2021   There was something soothing about the dimness. Excited, we sat in eager anticipation of the experience to come; one […]
May 20, 2021

Joining the Resistance

By David Haldane May 20, 2021   The moment of truth came about 15 minutes in. There he was, standing in the frozen food section of […]
May 13, 2021

Escaping from a Test Tube

  By David Haldane May 13, 2021   My wife works in a space suit. She also dons rubber gloves, face mask, face shield, and tight-fitting […]
April 15, 2021

Permanent Damage

By David Haldane April 15, 2021   This morning we finally had the talk. I’m sure you’re familiar with it or, if you’re a parent, probably […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]