November 24, 2022

Magic Chimes

By David Haldane Nov. 24, 2022     Let’s just say it’s been a difficult 12 months. The year began, you may recall, with last December’s […]
November 3, 2022

Standing In

By David Haldane Nov. 3, 2022     I had an entirely different lede in mind for this column. I expected it to say that the […]
October 6, 2022

Globe At Home: No Escape

By David Haldane Oct. 6, 2022     It seemed like a good idea. In fact, it was the only idea because none of the country’s […]
September 29, 2022

Our Trembling House

By David Haldane September 29, 2022     Our house gets the shakes almost every day. It usually happens in the middle of the night, when […]
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 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 7, 2022

Another Day Off

By David Haldane April 7, 2022   The silence was unsettling. On a Monday morning usually given to the strangely soothing sounds of hammers crunching nails, […]
January 26, 2022

The Past Swept Away

By David Haldane January 27, 2021   There was something comforting about living across the street from a monument to history.   On Tuesday mornings, we’d […]
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 […]
December 30, 2021

Swept Away

By David Haldane Dec. 30, 2021   It was only a typewriter. An antique machine upon which, many years ago, I began to write. Now it […]
December 23, 2021

Severely Damaged

By David Haldane Dec. 23, 2021   We finally got the bad news at 1:45 in the morning. Our Surigao City dream house had been “severely […]