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 […]
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. […]
April 1, 2021

More Asian Angst

By David Haldane April 1, 2021   America’s latest obsession has hit me where I live. Yesterday my Filipino wife came home to report that a […]
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 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 […]
November 5, 2020

The Donut King

By David Haldane Nov. 5, 2020   I first met him on the balcony of his California mansion. The year was 1988, and Ted Ngoy had […]