February 2, 2023

Old

By David Haldane Feb. 2, 2023     I had no idea we were swimming with saviors. It was 2006, and I was in the Philippines […]
January 26, 2023

Teach Your Children

By David Haldane Jan. 26, 2023     I think of it as the anthem of my generation. You, who are on the road Must have […]
January 19, 2023

Wedding

By David Haldane Jan. 19, 2023     The most touching moment for me came when the bride danced with her father. The elderly man had […]
January 12, 2023

Read the Transcript

By David Haldane January 12, 2023     “Stifling dissent… by weaponizing the country’s laws and the courts.” That’s how a recent Philippine Daily Inquirer editorial […]
January 5, 2023

Ubiquitous Ube

By David Haldane January 5, 2023   I have always had a tenuous relationship with Filipino food. A 2019 column entitled “My Life as an Ichthyophobic” […]
December 29, 2022

Divided Faith

By David Haldane Dec. 29, 2022   I read some surprising news the other day. An American Catholic priest, it seems, had been dismissed from the […]
December 22, 2022

Treatment Required

By David Haldane Dec. 22, 2022   The headline hit me like a breath of fresh air. “New York will treat mentally ill, even if they […]
December 15, 2022

The Death of Writing?

By David Haldane Dec. 15, 2022     I remember the day I became a writer. It was 1970, and I had spent six months roaming […]
December 8, 2022

A Philippine Thanksgiving

By David Haldane Dec. 8, 2022     It was like all the other Thanksgivings I’ve experienced in my life. Except, instead of turkey, a roasted […]
December 1, 2022

Gringos Get Gone!

  By David Haldane December 1, 2022   The irony is stunning. Mexicans want Americans to stay away. And, if they’re already in Mexico, well, they’d […]
November 24, 2022

Magic Chimes

By David Haldane Nov. 24, 2022     Let’s just say it’s been a difficult 12 months. The year began, you may recall, with last December’s […]
November 17, 2022

Bent Spoons

By David Haldane November 17, 2022   Talk about a blast from the past. I was relaxing at home, minding my own business with my favorite […]