May 6, 2021

Forgetting Who You Are

By David Haldane May 6, 2021   The scene made me cry. In it, Anthony Hopkins—who recently won an academy award for his performance in “The […]
April 29, 2021

Banning the F–Word

By David Haldane April 29, 2021   I curse too much. I know it and my wife knows it. Even my 10-year-old son knows it. “Daddy,” […]
April 22, 2021

Horrible Deaths

By David Haldane April 22, 2021   I didn’t know them well in high school. At best, we had a nodding acquaintance. It wasn’t until years […]
April 15, 2021

Permanent Damage

By David Haldane April 15, 2021   This morning we finally had the talk. I’m sure you’re familiar with it or, if you’re a parent, probably […]
April 8, 2021

Crossing Borders

By David Haldane April 8, 2021   One of the happiest days of my life was the one in which my Filipino fiancé arrived in America. […]
April 1, 2021

More Asian Angst

By David Haldane April 1, 2021   America’s latest obsession has hit me where I live. Yesterday my Filipino wife came home to report that a […]
March 25, 2021

Asian Angst

By David Haldane March 25, 2021   The words hit me like a punch in the jaw. “White supremacy and hate are haunting Asian Americans,” the […]
March 4, 2021

The Beatnik Heart

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime… — Lawrence Ferlinghetti in […]
February 25, 2021

Taking Care

By David Haldane Feb. 25, 2021   A few months ago, I got an astounding call. “Hi Dad,” my 34-year-old son said, “why don’t you come […]
February 18, 2021

Trump and Duterte

By David Haldane Feb. 18, 2021   I felt honored that she asked me. An old friend, a Filipino journalist named Effe Barker now living in […]
February 4, 2021

Boarded Windows

By David Haldane Feb. 4, 2021   The boards are everywhere. Driving along the nighttime streets, you see them on the storefront windows. Some stand nailed […]
January 28, 2021

A Poke in the Arm

By David Haldane Jan. 28, 2021   The long line of cars snaked through the landscape like an angry serpent. At each of several intervals stood […]