June 10, 2024

Ode to a Good Friend

  By David Haldane June 10, 2024     I woke up this morning to the kind of news no one wants to hear. “My papa […]
February 19, 2024

The Flop Heard ‘Round the World

By David Haldane Feb. 19, 2024     A Filipino comedian told a joke that flopped. And now the universe is talking about Taylor Swift and […]
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 […]
October 5, 2023

Tik Toking Truants

By David Haldane Oct. 5, 2023   They’re a common sight online. Tik Tokers gone tall. Teenagers courting turmoil. Bad ones boosting boundaries. A new study […]
August 17, 2023

Barbie Brouhaha

By David Haldane Aug. 17, 2023     I went to see Barbie because it almost got banned in the Philippines. The problem, it turns out, […]
August 10, 2023

Kids in Space

By David Haldane August 10, 2023   The phone call startled me. “David,” my wife said from the medical lab 142 miles away where she works […]
June 1, 2023

Reinventing Einstein

By David Haldane June 1, 2023     The Facebook photo demanded a double take. There he was, Albert Einstein, standing on a street in SoHo, […]
May 25, 2023

Spelling Names

By David Haldane May 25, 2023     It came up again the other night. We were at the Gateway Hotel for a family dinner when […]
May 4, 2023

Digital Nomads in the Philippines: A New Mode(m) of Living

By David Haldane May 4, 2023     The meeting was long overdue. As my publicist and I waited at the Pancake House in Cagayan de […]
April 27, 2023

Whiplash!

By David Haldane April 27, 2023     It felt like riding a rollercoaster. First there was the comforting click of rails, accompanied by an anticipation […]
March 2, 2023

Grounded Plane

By David Haldane March 2, 2023     I probably wouldn’t have seen the film without the headline. “Why is the movie ‘Plane’ banned in the […]