May 5, 2022

The Myth of the Mail-Order Bride

By David Haldane May 5, 2022   I’ve always hated the term “mail-order bride.” The reason is that it’s largely a myth. While history certainly records […]
April 21, 2022

Disney Goes for Woke

By David Haldane April 21, 2022     I visited Disneyland recently prepared to be angry. Instead, my heart melted the moment I saw Goofy and […]
February 17, 2022

The Lost Boys

By David Haldane Feb. 17, 2022     The news was encouraging. “He seems to be trying harder,” the masked woman across the table from us […]
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 […]
October 9, 2021

Britney’s Liberation Could Be My Son’s Demise

By David Haldane October 7, 2021   The story is everywhere. Britney Spears, long-time global singing idol, is finally free of her father’s controlling clutches. And […]
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 […]
December 31, 2020

Adira in the Morning

By David Haldane Dec. 31, 2020   A gentle tapping on the shoulder. That’s how my mornings begin in these uncertain times. Eventually, I open my […]
May 14, 2020

Diapers

By David Haldane May 14, 2020   Want to receive “Expat Eye” weekly in your mailbox? Sign up here.   I haven’t changed a diaper in […]
February 6, 2020

Insanity

By David Haldane February 6, 2020   The message was simple, but it took me by surprise. “I love you, Dad. I just called to tell […]
January 23, 2020

Adira

By David Haldane Jan. 23, 2020   Her name will be Adira. In Hebrew it means strong, noble and powerful; all qualities I would impart to […]
August 1, 2019

Eighteen Roses

By David Haldane August 1, 2019   It was a dance of tears. Fortunately, happy ones rather than those of another kind. The scene took place […]