May 27, 2021

Broken Glass

By David Haldane May 27, 2021   The video felt like a punch in the gut. In it, dozens of young men accost diners at a […]
May 20, 2021

Joining the Resistance

By David Haldane May 20, 2021   The moment of truth came about 15 minutes in. There he was, standing in the frozen food section of […]
May 13, 2021

Escaping from a Test Tube

  By David Haldane May 13, 2021   My wife works in a space suit. She also dons rubber gloves, face mask, face shield, and tight-fitting […]
April 8, 2021

Crossing Borders

By David Haldane April 8, 2021   One of the happiest days of my life was the one in which my Filipino fiancé arrived in America. […]
March 4, 2021

The Beatnik Heart

Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime… — Lawrence Ferlinghetti in […]
February 18, 2021

Trump and Duterte

By David Haldane Feb. 18, 2021   I felt honored that she asked me. An old friend, a Filipino journalist named Effe Barker now living in […]
February 4, 2021

Boarded Windows

By David Haldane Feb. 4, 2021   The boards are everywhere. Driving along the nighttime streets, you see them on the storefront windows. Some stand nailed […]
January 21, 2021

Old Friends

By David Haldane Jan. 21, 2021   It had been nearly two years since we’d last met. Heather and I go way back. Sometime in the […]
January 14, 2021

Second American Revolution?

By David Haldane Jan. 14, 2021   I couldn’t believe it was real. As thousands of protestors converged on the US capitol building in Washington, D.C., […]
November 19, 2020

Blood Pressure: Why Mine is Lower in the Philippines

By David Haldane Nov. 19, 2020   At first, I didn’t believe it. “Your blood pressure is very high,” the doctor said, looking several degrees sterner […]
November 12, 2020

Racism Enabled

By David Haldane Nov. 12, 2020   The point was first driven home to me by a yellow crime tape strung across the middle of a […]
October 8, 2020

Sage Advice from the Radical Past

By David Haldane Oct. 8, 2020   I met him in 1967, shortly before he went to prison. By then, David Harris was already well known […]