July 28, 2022

A Pleasant Surprise

By David Haldane July 28, 2022   No one was more surprised than I. Enrolling our 11-year-old son at St. Paul University’s private elementary school here […]
July 21, 2022

Reconnecting

By David Haldane July 21, 2022   It started as a tiny niggle. That’s the first sentence of a column I wrote back in 2018, shortly […]
June 16, 2022

Activism’s Heavy Toll

By David Haldane June 16, 2022     It was everywhere. With few exceptions, every TV news channel in America livestreamed last week’s Congressional hearings in […]
June 9, 2022

Thinking About Death

By David Haldane June 9, 2022     For a moment, I felt like a time traveler. Watching the first episode of a new HBO series […]
June 2, 2022

Bombing the Dictionary

By David Haldane June 2, 2022     It enrages me every time. I’ll be working on a column—regarding, say, a construction project—and type the word […]
May 19, 2022

Bongbong Marcos: Forward to the Past?

By David Haldane May 19, 2022     I don’t mind telling you that a recent Manila Times headline made me smile. “Marcos, Biden vow stronger […]
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 […]
April 1, 2022

Defining Gender

By David Haldane March 31, 2022   The moment oozed drama. “Can you define the word ‘woman’?” a Republican senator asked President Joe Biden’s nominee for […]
March 17, 2022

TikTok Tidings

By David Haldane March 17, 2022     The news was astonishing. “Significant breaking news out of Ukraine,” the broadcaster breathlessly intoned. “Ukraine has killed a […]
March 10, 2022

Back to the Barricades

By David Haldane March 10, 2022     For the first time in decades, I feel like an antiwar protestor. It’s not an entirely novel sensation. As […]
February 24, 2022

Tik-Toking Teens

 By David Haldane Feb. 24, 2022     It became an almost weekly occurrence at our house in Surigao City. My teenage nieces would gather somewhere […]
February 10, 2022

Who Do You Trust?

By David Haldane Feb. 10, 2022     When I was a college student in Southern California, the name Ferdinand Marcos evoked visions of hell. Wasn’t […]