May 6, 2021

Forgetting Who You Are

By David Haldane May 6, 2021   The scene made me cry. In it, Anthony Hopkins—who recently won an academy award for his performance in “The […]
April 29, 2021

Banning the F–Word

By David Haldane April 29, 2021   I curse too much. I know it and my wife knows it. Even my 10-year-old son knows it. “Daddy,” […]
April 22, 2021

Horrible Deaths

By David Haldane April 22, 2021   I didn’t know them well in high school. At best, we had a nodding acquaintance. It wasn’t until years […]
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 […]
March 25, 2021

Asian Angst

By David Haldane March 25, 2021   The words hit me like a punch in the jaw. “White supremacy and hate are haunting Asian Americans,” the […]
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 […]
March 11, 2021

It’s All in the Cards

By David Haldane March 11, 2021   Brent Slavik had mixed feelings when basketball great Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash last year. On the […]
March 4, 2021

The Beatnik Heart

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime… — Lawrence Ferlinghetti in […]
February 18, 2021

Trump and Duterte

By David Haldane Feb. 18, 2021   I felt honored that she asked me. An old friend, a Filipino journalist named Effe Barker now living in […]
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 […]