June 17, 2024

On God’s Orders: The Eruption of Mount Pinatubo

  By David Haldane June 17, 2024     It was almost Biblical. First came the earthquake, one of the most powerful the Philippines had ever […]
April 13, 2023

Fishing

By David Haldane April 13, 2023     It wasn’t my first time. As a child, my father used to take me fishing in gurgling mountain […]
March 9, 2023

The Death of a Tree

By David Haldane March 9, 2023   Though I never touched it personally, my children swung from its branches. And hearing their laughter always filled me […]
February 23, 2023

Turbulence

By David Haldane Feb. 23, 2023     Everyone knows that airplanes crash. That’s why, for years, I’ve always contemplated death when boarding a flight. Could […]
September 29, 2022

Our Trembling House

By David Haldane September 29, 2022     Our house gets the shakes almost every day. It usually happens in the middle of the night, when […]
August 4, 2022

Paradise Reclaimed. Again

by David Haldane August 4, 2022     There was good news and bad news on our first return to Siargao Island in the wake of […]
July 14, 2022

Time Travel

By David Haldane July 14, 2022   It’s as if we’ve stepped back in time. Outside our window lies a pile of decaying debris. The veranda […]
April 7, 2022

Another Day Off

By David Haldane April 7, 2022   The silence was unsettling. On a Monday morning usually given to the strangely soothing sounds of hammers crunching nails, […]
January 6, 2022

Thanks Very Big

By David Haldane Jan. 6, 2022   The video is hard to watch without getting emotional. In it, dozens of neighbors gather at the Siargao Island […]