January 23, 2020


By David Haldane Jan. 23, 2020   Her name will be Adira. In Hebrew it means strong, noble and powerful; all qualities I would impart to […]
August 1, 2019

Eighteen Roses

By David Haldane August 1, 2019   It was a dance of tears. Fortunately, happy ones rather than those of another kind. The scene took place […]
July 18, 2019

Tangled Legs

By David Haldane July 18, 2019   This morning I awoke with a foot in my mouth. It wasn’t the first time; in fact, it’s been […]
March 12, 2019

Isaac’s Bog

By David Haldane March 12, 2019   It happened again the other day. I was at the private school my eight-year-old son, Isaac, attends in Surigao […]
January 29, 2019


By David Haldane Aug. 2, 2018   The thing that finally got to me was the abundance of tears. Some belonged to friends plainly sad to […]
November 22, 2018

The Disappearance

By David Haldane Nov. 22, 2018 We met, I suppose, in the usual way for the beginnings of such relationships. If there is a usual way. […]
May 3, 2018

Lighting Up the Sky

By David Haldane May 3, 2018 It was the first time Caridad Beach had ever seen fireworks. We hadn’t exactly planned it that way. But as […]
April 12, 2018

All in the Family

By David Haldane April 12, 2018 It started as kind of a gag. Ivy and I, happily married, would fantasize about what sort of other marital […]
March 29, 2018

Marriage, Engraved

By David Haldane March 29, 2018   I spent most of yesterday typing. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a job to which I am fairly accustomed. […]
March 21, 2018

Renewing the Vows

By David Haldane March 21, 2018   It began as a promise. Asking a girl to leave the deep provinces of the Philippines for a new […]