January 19, 2023

Wedding

By David Haldane Jan. 19, 2023     The most touching moment for me came when the bride danced with her father. The elderly man had […]
December 22, 2022

Treatment Required

By David Haldane Dec. 22, 2022   The headline hit me like a breath of fresh air. “New York will treat mentally ill, even if they […]
October 20, 2022

Mixed Skin

By David Haldane October 20, 2022     It never occurred to us we were ahead of our time. Back in 2006, when my Filipino wife […]
May 5, 2022

The Myth of the Mail-Order Bride

By David Haldane May 5, 2022   I’ve always hated the term “mail-order bride.” The reason is that it’s largely a myth. While history certainly records […]
October 14, 2021

Zoom Wedding!

By David Haldane Oct. 14, 2021   The bride looked radiant in her glowing white gown. Directly behind her sat Mom and Dad; she beaming proudly […]
September 16, 2021

Surviving Divorce

By David Haldane Sept. 16, 2021   It feels like you’re falling down a dark pit. You don’t know how soon you will land or what […]
August 19, 2021

The House on the Hill

By David Haldane August 19, 2021     He could sometimes be disagreeable. A man with strong opinions, he seldom held them back. And whatever inner […]
July 15, 2021

Love Postponed

By David Haldane July 15, 2021     It all seemed so easy at first. Jared and Rei met online at a dating site called OkCupid; […]
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 […]
December 31, 2020

Adira in the Morning

By David Haldane Dec. 31, 2020   A gentle tapping on the shoulder. That’s how my mornings begin in these uncertain times. Eventually, I open my […]
September 17, 2020

My Pemberton Moment

By David Haldane Sept. 17, 2020 The transformation was instantaneous. As if by magic, a beautiful woman suddenly turned into an odd-looking man. And just like […]
August 27, 2020

‘Til Death Do Us Part

By David Haldane Aug. 27, 2020   The first words out of my future mother-in-law’s mouth immediately grabbed my attention. “So,” she said, getting right to […]