June 10, 2021

The Green Lane

By David Haldane June 10, 2021   The relief felt tangible. “Quarantine for vaccinated foreigners eased,” the Business World  headline screamed. “The government on Thursday approved […]
May 6, 2021

Forgetting Who You Are

By David Haldane May 6, 2021   The scene made me cry. In it, Anthony Hopkins—who recently won an academy award for his performance in “The […]
March 18, 2021

Free at Last

By David Haldane March 18, 2021   I recently passed a milestone. The strange thing, though, was that I didn’t even know it. I realized, of […]
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 […]