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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 3, 2020

High

By David Haldane Jan. 2, 2020   It was the electrical outlets that finally did it. For a long time we waited for the air conditioning, […]
May 9, 2019

Manana

  By David Haldane May 9, 2019   The silence was unsettling. It was 9:30 a.m. on a Monday; not a time usually given, at our […]
March 18, 2019

Jerome

  By David Haldane March 18, 2019 His name was Jerome. For about three months, he was our driver. Now he’s not and I am once […]
September 6, 2018

Brownout

By David Haldane Sept. 6, 2018 It always happens at the most inopportune time. You’re having dinner with friends about to make a point that, you […]