September 8, 2022

Boxer Shorts

By David Haldane September 8, 2022     I meant it as a joke. Back in 2019, I wrote a column called “Pajamas” aimed at a […]
August 25, 2022

Invisible

By David Haldane August 25, 2022     Let me confess something right up front: I didn’t begin noticing Filipinos until I married one. Now, 14 […]
August 4, 2022

Paradise Reclaimed. Again

by David Haldane August 4, 2022     There was good news and bad news on our first return to Siargao Island in the wake of […]
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 14, 2022

Time Travel

By David Haldane July 14, 2022   It’s as if we’ve stepped back in time. Outside our window lies a pile of decaying debris. The veranda […]
July 7, 2022

Slaughtered Plans

By David Haldane July 7, 2022   I’m working in my pajamas today. I had expected to spend the week touring castles in the United Kingdom […]
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 23, 2022

Dangerous Travel

By David Haldane June 23, 2022     The woman at the ticket counter looked like she’d seen a ghost. “You want to go where?” she […]
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 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 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 […]