March 24, 2022

America’s Decline

By David Haldane March 24, 2022     As an American child growing up in the 1950s, my parents and teachers reminded me regularly of the […]
March 17, 2022

TikTok Tidings

By David Haldane March 17, 2022     The news was astonishing. “Significant breaking news out of Ukraine,” the broadcaster breathlessly intoned. “Ukraine has killed a […]
March 10, 2022

Back to the Barricades

By David Haldane March 10, 2022     For the first time in decades, I feel like an antiwar protestor. It’s not an entirely novel sensation. As […]
March 2, 2022

The People’s Convoy

By David Haldane March 3, 2022     There were more flags than I’d seen in a while. American, Canadian… plus a few particularly suited for […]
February 24, 2022

Tik-Toking Teens

 By David Haldane Feb. 24, 2022     It became an almost weekly occurrence at our house in Surigao City. My teenage nieces would gather somewhere […]
February 10, 2022

Who Do You Trust?

By David Haldane Feb. 10, 2022     When I was a college student in Southern California, the name Ferdinand Marcos evoked visions of hell. Wasn’t […]
January 26, 2022

The Past Swept Away

By David Haldane January 27, 2021   There was something comforting about living across the street from a monument to history.   On Tuesday mornings, we’d […]
December 30, 2021

Swept Away

By David Haldane Dec. 30, 2021   It was only a typewriter. An antique machine upon which, many years ago, I began to write. Now it […]
December 23, 2021

Severely Damaged

By David Haldane Dec. 23, 2021   We finally got the bad news at 1:45 in the morning. Our Surigao City dream house had been “severely […]
December 2, 2021

The Mexico of Asia

By David Haldane Dec. 2, 2021   I still remember the first time I set foot in the Philippines. My immediate reaction: “Wow, this is the […]
November 18, 2021

Weird Angles

By David Haldane Nov. 18, 2021   The thing I remember most is the moonbeams on the water. Like crazy lightning bolts from above, they careened […]
November 11, 2021

Rest in Peace, Uncle Jorge

By David Haldane Nov. 11, 2021   This is the story of a man and his hat. The hat is a military green cap adorned at […]