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., […]
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 18, 2020

The Pod

By David Haldane Dec. 17, 2020   In the culture of resistance, they call them cells. Small circles of like-minded comrades with little or no connection […]
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 […]
November 26, 2020

A C0VID Thanksgiving

By David Haldane Nov. 26, 2020   The timing was perfect. Less than a week before Thanksgiving–the quintessential American holiday during which families and friends gather […]
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 […]
November 5, 2020

The Donut King

By David Haldane Nov. 5, 2020   I first met him on the balcony of his California mansion. The year was 1988, and Ted Ngoy had […]
October 29, 2020

The Cost of Fear

By David Haldane Oct. 29, 2020   The meeting was awkward. It involved three grown men standing on the sidewalk of a public park. One of […]