May 20, 2024

Can America Be Trusted?

By David Haldane May 20, 2024     It’s a painful question. Especially for an American who wants, more than anything, to take pride in his […]
May 13, 2024

DeJa Vu: I was an Outside Agitator at Columbia in 1971

  By David Haldane May 13, 2024     The only thing unusual about the call was that it came so early. “Good morning, comrade,” said […]
May 10, 2024

The Homelamnd I’ve Never Seen

By David Haldane May 9, 2024     My late Uncle Joe had a saying he liked to use. “Scratch a goy,” he’d say, “you got […]
February 12, 2024

Friends in Germany

By David Haldane Feb. 12, 2024     It felt like a tropical breeze. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recently announced a trip to Germany in March. […]
January 1, 2024

Redefining Aggression

By David Haldane   Jan. 1, 2024       It felt like a punch in the gut. The Philippines, my favorite country and historically a […]
December 25, 2023

A Jewish Christmas in the Philippines

 By David Haldane Dec. 25, 2023     For me it’s always the same. Gangs of Christmas carolers gather on the patio to sing until we […]
November 23, 2023

One-Sided News

By David Haldane Nov. 23, 2023     I had just put the finishing touches on a three-minute video presentation for an annual gathering of would-be […]
November 16, 2023

Hitler on Lazada

By David Haldane Nov. 16, 2023   It felt like someone had yanked out my kidneys. Unable to sleep, I’d opened my cell phone to Facebook […]
November 2, 2023

Tension

By David Haldane Nov. 2, 2023     The revelation came while I lay leveled on the pavement. Thirty seconds earlier, I’d been speeding home on […]
October 20, 2023

Filipino Love

By David Haldane October 19, 2023     She could have been my sister-in-law. Angelyn Aguirre, a 32-year-old native of Pangasinan, had spent the last six […]
October 12, 2023

Survival

By David Haldane October 12, 2023   I had a whole other column prepared for this week, an amusing little piece about Filipinos getting 20% disability […]
June 29, 2023

Stones

By David Haldane June 29, 2023   In the end, it was a stone that broke loose the tears. A small brass brick embedded in an […]