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 […]
April 7, 2022

Another Day Off

By David Haldane April 7, 2022   The silence was unsettling. On a Monday morning usually given to the strangely soothing sounds of hammers crunching nails, […]
March 24, 2022

America’s Decline

By David Haldane March 24, 2022     As an American child growing up in the 1950s, my parents and teachers reminded me regularly of the […]
March 17, 2022

TikTok Tidings

By David Haldane March 17, 2022     The news was astonishing. “Significant breaking news out of Ukraine,” the broadcaster breathlessly intoned. “Ukraine has killed a […]
March 10, 2022

Back to the Barricades

By David Haldane March 10, 2022     For the first time in decades, I feel like an antiwar protestor. It’s not an entirely novel sensation. As […]
March 2, 2022

The People’s Convoy

By David Haldane March 3, 2022     There were more flags than I’d seen in a while. American, Canadian… plus a few particularly suited for […]
February 24, 2022

Tik-Toking Teens

 By David Haldane Feb. 24, 2022     It became an almost weekly occurrence at our house in Surigao City. My teenage nieces would gather somewhere […]
February 17, 2022

The Lost Boys

By David Haldane Feb. 17, 2022     The news was encouraging. “He seems to be trying harder,” the masked woman across the table from us […]