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 12, 2021

No Place Like Home

By David Haldane August 12, 2021   The moment was sweet. Hunkered down in my office, I heard a commotion downstairs and decided to investigate. There, […]
July 1, 2021

Mandatory Jabs

By David Haldane June 30, 2021   He doesn’t always mean what he says. Then again, sometimes he does. Which is why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s […]
September 17, 2020

My Pemberton Moment

By David Haldane Sept. 17, 2020 The transformation was instantaneous. As if by magic, a beautiful woman suddenly turned into an odd-looking man. And just like […]
September 10, 2020

Covid Blame Game

By David Haldane Sept. 10, 2020   Sometimes it seems as if God gave us fingers for one purpose only: to point. More specifically, to point […]
September 3, 2020

Covid Re-awakening: The Bugle Returns

By David Haldane Sept. 3, 2020   Like the familiar voice of a friend, the soothing sound wafted in through the window and surrounded my bed. […]
August 27, 2020

‘Til Death Do Us Part

By David Haldane Aug. 27, 2020   The first words out of my future mother-in-law’s mouth immediately grabbed my attention. “So,” she said, getting right to […]
August 20, 2020

Train to Butuan

By David Haldane Aug. 20, 2020   I know, I know; it wasn’t a train but a car, and we weren’t in South Korea but 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 23, 2020

ABS-CBN: A Blank Screen

By David Haldane July 23, 2020     It still surprises me every time. I’ll be surfing the channels for news when suddenly a blank screen […]
July 9, 2020

Fourth of July or Die

By David Haldane July 9, 2020   It was the best Fourth of July ever. Surrounded by family and friends, we sat under a shelter at […]