June 30, 2022

This is Insane

  By David Haldane June 30, 2022   We’ve all heard the stories. A young man with a smiling disposition goes into his room one day […]
June 16, 2022

Activism’s Heavy Toll

By David Haldane June 16, 2022     It was everywhere. With few exceptions, every TV news channel in America livestreamed last week’s Congressional hearings in […]
June 9, 2022

Thinking About Death

By David Haldane June 9, 2022     For a moment, I felt like a time traveler. Watching the first episode of a new HBO series […]
June 2, 2022

Bombing the Dictionary

By David Haldane June 2, 2022     It enrages me every time. I’ll be working on a column—regarding, say, a construction project—and type the word […]
May 19, 2022

Bongbong Marcos: Forward to the Past?

By David Haldane May 19, 2022     I don’t mind telling you that a recent Manila Times headline made me smile. “Marcos, Biden vow stronger […]
April 1, 2022

Defining Gender

By David Haldane March 31, 2022   The moment oozed drama. “Can you define the word ‘woman’?” a Republican senator asked President Joe Biden’s nominee for […]
March 24, 2022

America’s Decline

By David Haldane March 24, 2022     As an American child growing up in the 1950s, my parents and teachers reminded me regularly of the […]
March 10, 2022

Back to the Barricades

By David Haldane March 10, 2022     For the first time in decades, I feel like an antiwar protestor. It’s not an entirely novel sensation. As […]
February 10, 2022

Who Do You Trust?

By David Haldane Feb. 10, 2022     When I was a college student in Southern California, the name Ferdinand Marcos evoked visions of hell. Wasn’t […]
January 20, 2022

Studying Shakespeare

By David Haldane Jan. 20, 2022     It was the first time I recall Shakespeare ever putting a lump in my throat. It happened in […]
December 9, 2021

Double-edged Sword

By David Haldane Dec. 9. 2021   My wife, Ivy, came home with some good news yesterday; the small community hospital she works at in Big […]
October 9, 2021

Britney’s Liberation Could Be My Son’s Demise

By David Haldane October 7, 2021   The story is everywhere. Britney Spears, long-time global singing idol, is finally free of her father’s controlling clutches. And […]