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 23, 2022

Traveling Dangerously

By David Haldane June 23, 2022     The woman at the ticket counter looked like she’d seen a ghost. “You want to go where?” she […]
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 26, 2022

Mass Shooting: Racist or Insane?

By David Haldane May 26, 2022     It was a heart-rending headline. A crazed young man walked into a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, […]
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 […]
May 12, 2022

Believing in God and Santa Claus

By David Haldane May 12, 2022   A few days ago, my 11-year-old son asked a terrifying question. “Is Santa Claus real?” Isaac wanted to know. […]
May 5, 2022

The Myth of the Mail-Order Bride

By David Haldane May 5, 2022   I’ve always hated the term “mail-order bride.” The reason is that it’s largely a myth. While history certainly records […]
April 27, 2022

The Wrong Screaming Headlines

By David Haldane April 27, 2022     My 11-year-old son came home grinning a few weeks ago. The cause of his joy soon became apparent; […]
April 21, 2022

Disney Goes for Woke

By David Haldane April 21, 2022     I visited Disneyland recently prepared to be angry. Instead, my heart melted the moment I saw Goofy and […]
April 14, 2022

How Much Can You Remember?

By David Haldane April 14, 2022     I have never possessed a vivid memory. Recalling people’s names has always posed a challenge. Taking a succession […]