January 7, 2021

Landlocked

By David Haldane Jan. 7, 2021   The official notice came on New Year’s Day. “Ban on Entry of Travelers from the United States,” screamed 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 […]
December 24, 2020

The New COVID Elite

By David Haldane Dec. 24, 2020     So far, I have noticed no change. She is still the lovely, sweet-tempered woman I married more than […]
December 10, 2020

Ode to the Joshua Tree

By David Haldane Dec. 9, 2020   The namesake of a prophet lives in my front yard. The prophet’s name was Joshua, a man who reportedly […]
December 3, 2020

Civil Disobedience

By David Haldane Dec. 3, 2020   The instructions couldn’t have been clearer. Reacting to an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases just before Thanksgiving, the Governor […]
October 22, 2020

Suicide in the Time of Covid

By David Haldane Oct. 22, 2020   The pictures are hard to look at. Posted by a friend in Dalaguete, Cebu, they show a lovely young […]
October 15, 2020

Death of an Icon

By David Haldane Oct. 15, 2020   The death was not without pain. For anyone growing up in Southern California, as I did, the name was […]
October 2, 2020

Long Distance Learning

By David Haldane Oct. 1, 2020   My 9-year-old son has become a night owl. Sometimes he does arithmetic while I try to sleep. Other nights […]
August 6, 2020

Revolution in America: The Transitional Slogan

  By David Haldane Aug. 6, 2020   Sometimes I see it in dreams. It was 1972, an election year in America much like the one […]
July 30, 2020

Fit to Print

By David Haldane July 30, 2020   The first thing I noticed at the 1350 Club was an abundance of naked men wearing towels. The second […]
May 7, 2020

Foreigner

Not receiving this column by email? Sign up here. By David Haldane May 7, 2020   The video speaks for itself. In it, a shirtless man […]
April 16, 2020

Gone

By David Haldane April 16, 2020   The email took me by surprise. “Helene Aylon,” its headline read, “1931-2020.” I stared at it, then quickly read […]