May 20, 2024

Can America Be Trusted?

By David Haldane May 20, 2024     It’s a painful question. Especially for an American who wants, more than anything, to take pride in his […]
November 9, 2023

Water

By David Haldane Nov. 9, 2023     I was lathered to the gills, about to step under the spigot, when the darned thing choked up. […]
October 5, 2023

Tik Toking Truants

By David Haldane Oct. 5, 2023   They’re a common sight online. Tik Tokers gone tall. Teenagers courting turmoil. Bad ones boosting boundaries. A new study […]
September 21, 2023

Traversing China. Again.

By David Haldane Sept. 21, 2023   The first red flag got hoisted at Manila Airport. Eager to check in early for my Air China flight […]
September 14, 2023

A Fungus Among Us

By David Haldane September 14, 2023     The experience impacted my life profoundly. It was 1969, and I was a 20-year-old student at a hippie […]
July 13, 2023

Scrapes in the Night

By David Haldane July 13, 2023   It was the scrape you never want to hear. A dull rub from the car’s right rear end as […]
February 23, 2023

Turbulence

By David Haldane Feb. 23, 2023     Everyone knows that airplanes crash. That’s why, for years, I’ve always contemplated death when boarding a flight. Could […]
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.       […]
November 10, 2022

Scary Monsters

  By David Haldane November 10, 2022   The stories are hard to read. A young woman from Mexico said she felt the weight of other […]
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 […]
April 27, 2022

The Wrong Screaming Headlines

By David Haldane April 27, 2022     My 11-year-old son came home grinning a few weeks ago. The cause of his joy soon became apparent; […]
January 6, 2022

Thanks Very Big

By David Haldane Jan. 6, 2022   The video is hard to watch without getting emotional. In it, dozens of neighbors gather at the Siargao Island […]