August 18, 2022

Fear of Forgetting

By David Haldane August 18, 2022   One of my most vivid memories of Dad is hearing him fall through the wall of our house. It […]
June 30, 2022

This is Insane

  By David Haldane June 30, 2022   We’ve all heard the stories. A young man with a smiling disposition goes into his room one day […]
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 26, 2022

Mass Shooting: Racist or Insane?

By David Haldane May 26, 2022     It was a heart-rending headline. A crazed young man walked into a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, […]
May 12, 2022

Believing in God and Santa Claus

By David Haldane May 12, 2022   A few days ago, my 11-year-old son asked a terrifying question. “Is Santa Claus real?” Isaac wanted to know. […]
April 27, 2022

The Wrong Screaming Headlines

By David Haldane April 27, 2022     My 11-year-old son came home grinning a few weeks ago. The cause of his joy soon became apparent; […]
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 […]
February 17, 2022

The Lost Boys

By David Haldane Feb. 17, 2022     The news was encouraging. “He seems to be trying harder,” the masked woman across the table from us […]
January 20, 2022

Studying Shakespeare

By David Haldane Jan. 20, 2022     It was the first time I recall Shakespeare ever putting a lump in my throat. It happened in […]
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 16, 2021

Leaving the Children Behind

By David Haldane Dec. 16, 2021   This morning I heard my son singing in the shower. It was a merry song, the kind an 11-year-old […]