May 27, 2024

Satan Versus the Jews?

  By David Haldane May 27, 2024     I’ve never been a Greta Thunberg fan. Back in 2019, when the then-teenage Swedish activist achieved overnight […]
May 13, 2024

DeJa Vu: I was an Outside Agitator at Columbia in 1971

  By David Haldane May 13, 2024     The only thing unusual about the call was that it came so early. “Good morning, comrade,” said […]
May 10, 2024

The Homeland I’ve Never Seen

By David Haldane May 9, 2024     My late Uncle Joe had a saying he liked to use. “Scratch a goy,” he’d say, “you got […]
April 29, 2024

Thai New Year: A Very Wet Welcome

By David Haldane April 29, 2024     The squirting started early. I can’t say we hadn’t been warned. “Don’t be surprised if you get squirted […]
December 25, 2023

A Jewish Christmas in the Philippines

 By David Haldane Dec. 25, 2023     For me it’s always the same. Gangs of Christmas carolers gather on the patio to sing until we […]
December 19, 2023

Socorro Bayanihan: Commune or Cult?

  By David Haldane Dec. 18, 2023     We were a mile off the coast of a remote Philippine Island when I realized the boat […]
November 2, 2023

Tension

By David Haldane Nov. 2, 2023     The revelation came while I lay leveled on the pavement. Thirty seconds earlier, I’d been speeding home on […]
October 12, 2023

Survival

By David Haldane October 12, 2023   I had a whole other column prepared for this week, an amusing little piece about Filipinos getting 20% disability […]
September 28, 2023

Fear of Nuns

By David Haldane Sept. 28, 2023   I have always been afraid of nuns. As a child, I used to see them in black habits with […]
June 29, 2023

Stones

By David Haldane June 29, 2023   In the end, it was a stone that broke loose the tears. A small brass brick embedded in an […]
April 6, 2023

Finding God in a Telephone Wire

By David Haldane April 6, 2023     A friend told me a secret the other day. “I haven’t said this to anyone,” he assured me, […]
February 17, 2023

American Expat Launches Book on Finding Island Home

Cebu Jose Joya Gallery   LITERARY TREATS 2023: A TOOTH IN MY POPSICLE BY DAVID HALDANE BOOK LAUNCH APRIL 12th, 15th, and 25th.       […]