September 23, 2021

Scamming for Cause

By David Haldane Sept. 23, 2021     It happens at least once a week. I get a message on Facebook from someone I don’t know. […]
August 19, 2021

The House on the Hill

By David Haldane August 19, 2021     He could sometimes be disagreeable. A man with strong opinions, he seldom held them back. And whatever inner […]
August 5, 2021

A Stick Up My Nose

By David Haldane August 5, 2021   The masked swabbers came for me today. They brought both good news and bad. The good news was that […]
July 29, 2021

Stuck Behind Walls

By David Haldane July 29, 2021     It could be worse, of course. I could be without Internet, TV and a view of the construction […]
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 […]
August 13, 2020

White Privilege

By David Haldane Aug. 13, 2020   The scene had played out so often that it was almost becoming routine. One of our household employees, a […]
July 16, 2020

School Daze

By David Haldane July 16, 2020   It was as if a giant buzz saw had occupied the house. The walls vibrated, and the floors rumbled. […]
April 9, 2020

Ready or Not

By David Haldane April 9, 2020   The first time I felt a moment of relief was when they asked for the measuring tape. Before that, […]
March 26, 2020

Singing from the Balconies

By David Haldane March 26, 2020   Three hours. That’s how long I spent on Facebook Messenger the other day, chatting affectionately with a long-lost friend […]
March 12, 2020

Gone But Not Forgotten

By David Haldane March 12, 2020   It’s happened too many times to be accidental. The first instance involved a lovely married couple we hired to, […]
March 5, 2020

Blessing

By David Haldane March 5, 2020   My only moment of uncertainty came when the priest sprinkled holy water onto our door. There, mounted firmly inside […]
February 13, 2020

Reveille

By David Haldane February 13, 2020 I have never been an early riser. Where I live, mornings are like hell on earth filled with the damnable […]